The Three Dimensions of Freedom by Billy Bragg (signed small paperback)


Author: Billy Bragg

This small paperback (a slim volume/pamphlet) is signed by the author, the revered musician and activist Billy Bragg. 

If one meets a powerful person, ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?”’ – Tony Benn

Bragg diagnoses the crisis of accountability in Western democracies in the first of Faber Social’s new series of political pamphlets.

At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak.

In this short and vital polemic, Billy Bragg argues that to protect ourselves from encroaching tyranny, we must look beyond this one dimensional notion of what it means to be free and, by reconnecting liberty to equality and accountability, restore the individual agency engendered by the three dimensions of freedom.

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (2 May 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.5 x 17.8 cm