The Bully State: another view   Leave a comment

This book review was first published with the Free Society in March 2010

Few would dispute that government regulation has come to seep into almost every corner of our once-private lives. Brian Monteith’s The Bully State: The End of Tolerance (published by The Free Society) is rich with examples of how our homes, cars and pubs have become the target for government regulation.

While his development of the concept of denormalisation is useful and identifies ‘whats new’ about regulation today, his analysis of the how and why lifestyle regulation has come to be so widespread leaves more to be desired, as does his recommended antedote to over-zealous regulation.

The rest of this review can be found here:


Posted February 4, 2011 by suzydean in Freedom

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