On Liberty Man v The State Author:Milton Mayer The slogan scrawled on the wall at the Sorbonne in May of 1968 has appeared in appropriate language everywhere in the Western world, and can be found, if less conspicuously, in the East as well. The object of the revolt is only incidentally the government at hand; there is a worldwide rebellion against the State itself, whether it is manifest a... more »s capitalist democracy or communist autocracy.
Milton Mayer here examines the roots of man's ancient conflict with the State and concludes: ". . . law was the rampart of liberty - no man above it, beneath it, outside it. But in the middle of the Twentieth Century the revolution is against the rule of law, now identified as the enemy of liberty." In an Epilogue the classic concepts of authority and freedom are examined in contemporary context, and frequently challenged, by student radicals.« less