This book celebrates the human capacity for freedom in all its many forms. Sebastian Junger overturns conventional wisdom to explore what makes us free, paying particular attention to those who risk everything for liberty. He draws on history, psychology and his own experiences as a war reporter to argue that our sense of freedom is grounded in something far more fundamental than politics or law- it lies within the very nature of being human.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who wants to understand what freedom truly means.
- The author has a unique perspective, as he is both a journalist and an outdoorsman.
- The book is well-researched and provides many insights into the concept of freedom.
- It is written in an engaging, accessible style.
- It is poorly written.
- It does not offer any solutions to freedom.
- The author’s personal experiences may bias reader’s opinions.
Learn more about the author
Sebastian Junger is a journalist, author and documentary filmmaker. He has been awarded the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the George Polk award for war reporting and the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton award. His first book was The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (1997), which was made into a major motion picture.
“An impassioned, stirring call for all of us to appreciate and protect the most fundamental aspect of our humanity.”
“I loved this book. It’s beautifully written and thought provoking.”
“Sebastian Junger has written a provocative and insightful book about the nature of freedom. This is not a philosophical treatise but rather a collection of essays that are grounded in history, psychology, and personal experience. Junger challenges conventional wisdom to explore what makes us free. He argues that our sense of freedom is based on something far more fundamental than politics or law- it lies within the very nature of being human.”
“An excellent and timely book that will make you think deeply about what freedom means to us as individuals and as a society.”