Cultural Writing. Political Science. This edition of THE NEW FREEDOM: CORPORATE CAPITALISM reproduces the entire text of Fredy Perlman's first book, self-published in 1961 in an edition of 91. The text of this edition is based on copy 7, currently in the posession of the Library of Congress. "Where there's freedom of speech and freedom of the press, there cannot be 'dangerous ideas.' There can be imaginative and unimaginative, original and trite ideas, but no 'dangerous' ones. The advocacy of public sabotage, misery and oppression for the sake of private aggrandisement and power is dangerous, but it is not an idea. In a democratic society, the man who advocates personal gain at public expense would be greeted as a lunatic, since he expresses, not reasoned conclusions, but an irrational will to dominate over and enslave other men..."--from the text.
Fredy Perlman was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia on August 20, 1934. He emigrated with parents to Cochabamba, Bolivia in 1938 just ahead of the Nazi takeover. The Perlman family came to the United States in 1945 & lived variously in Mobile, Alabama, Brooklyn, Queens before settling in Lakeside Park, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio where Fredy graduated high school. 1959-63, he & Lorraine lived on the lower east side of Manhattan while Fredy worked on a statistical analysis of the world's resources with John Ricklefs. They participated in anti-bomb & pacifist activities with the Living Theater & others. Fredy was arrested following a sit-down in Times Square in the fall of 1961. He became the printer for the Living Theater & during that time wrote The New Freedom; Corporate Capitalism & a play, Plunder, which he published himself. Author City: USA