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Interestingly, there was one for Australia.
He thinks Americans would do well to add another splash of fairness to their healthy dose of liberty and likewise with New Zealand and liberty and fairness.
Others have described the content of this book well enough, so I thought I would limit my comments to the author's approach.
This is a highly literate and very perceptive exploration of New Zealand, and its fundamentally contrasting character to that of the United States. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dan Zirker
The author also wrote "Seeds of Albion" which explained different American traditions based on origin in Britain. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nancy Shinno
I learned a lot about New Zealand, but also a lot about US and world history. It really made me realize the need to have both Freedom and Fairness for a well functioning society. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pam
This is a book in the tradition of comparative political history, explaining why two liberal societies, the US and New Zealand, have such different political values, with freedom... Read morePublished 10 months ago by David Last
Fairness and Freedom is a thoughtful and scholarly review. It contrasts the historical development of open societies in New Zealand and the US. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Pogie
Being an American living in New Zealand for the last decade, I've thought a lot about the many ways Americans and Kiwis agree and disagree. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Honest reviewer
I am still a few dozen pages from finishing this wonderful book, but couldn't restrain myself from writing a review. Read morePublished 22 months ago by M. Thorn
Excellent historical comparison between two open societies , one dedicated to treating residents fairly, one devoted to freedom. Relevant to current American political differences.Published 22 months ago by elliott ashkenazi
This book really explains a lot about what happens when a country emphasizes "freedom" versus "fairness." I real eye opener to many of the problems the US is now havingPublished on November 10, 2012 by Bert