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  • n. The condition of being unfree


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  • The celebrated thought leader, Amartya Sen argued that development requires the removal of sources of "unfreedom" - poverty as well as tyranny, poor economic opportunities, as well as systemic social deprivation, neglect of public facilities and intolerance or overactivity of repressive states.

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  • But his "unfreedom" is to be continued by restrictions on his movements and his contacts: He cannot leave Israel, he will be confined to a single town, he cannot communicate with foreigners face to face or by phone, fax or e-mail (purely punitive conditions because any classified information that he may have possessed is by now nearly two decades old).

    Nuclear Hero's 'Crime' Was Making Us Safer

  • Fortunately we no longer have the burden of the "unfreedom" imposed by tyranny and the denial of political and civil liberties by an authoritarian regime.

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  • One of the first Marxists to lose faith in the Soviet system, Marcuse saw the West as also in a state of "unfreedom" and often suggested that revolution may be the only path to true freedom.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Polish communist youth, not always in agreement with their parents, felt this "unfreedom," as another extremely popular German writer of the mid-sixties, philosopher Herbert Marcuse, called it.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Friedman then draws his napkin-graph, and much to the pundit's surprise, it turns out that there is almost an exact correlation between high oil prices and "unfreedom"!

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  • He extended our freedom by encouraging people to chuckle and masturbate over scenes of the most horrific unfreedom -- women being gang-raped, young girls being molested, "bitches" being shaved and slaughtered in concentration camps.

    Johann Hari: Larry Flynt -- Freedom Fighter, Pornographer, Monster?

  • And there is the "normal" of most of modern Polish history: partition, occupation, unfreedom, ethnic conflict, economic distress, the blending of patriotism, romanticism and religion.

    Poland: a country getting to grips with being normal at last

  • When Leila chooses to follow her heart rather than the dictates of her culture, she crosses from the realm of orthodox unfreedom into an ambiguous space defined by its distinction from culture and tradition.

    Byron and Romantic Occidentalism

  • This difference is crucial to the poem's project; by distinguishing between unfreedom (property) and freedom

    Byron and Romantic Occidentalism


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