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What Do You Mean by "Freedom?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 3, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 19:20

Guest: Grant Madsen, PhD, Professor of History, BYU Freedom is embedded in our national identity and the climactic strain of our National Anthem. It is a significant reason America even exists. It’s the essence of rights we claim as US citizens – freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom to exercise religion, freedom to assemble.  But, there’s actually a deep philosophical divide in American politics over what it means to be free. It’s at the root of political disagreements between conservatives and liberals.