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Why The Big Worryabout The Gradual Loss Of Our Liberties?
What We All Must Know About True Capitalism And Creeping Socialism
David L. Wood
Copyright © 2009 David L.Wood
This book is available in softcover at your favorite bookseller.
Chapter 1 – Our National Best Interest.
Chapter 2 – Capitalism and the U.S. Republic
Chapter 3 – The Basis and Philosophy of Socialism
Chapter 4 – The Spread of Socialism
Chapter 5 – Supervised Capitalism
Chapter 6 – Conclusion
It has been 37 years since I met Dr. David Wood when we both attended a lecture series
on the societal problems arising out of the conflicting desires of people for both freedom
and security.
The author of that lecture series was Andrew J. Galambos. Professor Galambos posed the
issue succinctly as follows: The demand for the state to provide security has been met
universally by a supply of state coercion limiting human freedom.
Dave’s first book, Who Will Take Care of Me When I Am Sick? (2001), examined this
subject within the context of health care, his chosen profession, where as a physician he
witnessed first hand the degradation of the noble profession of medicine. Dave wrote that
book to illustrate the deterioration of medical care when the needs of patients and the
services of physicians are subordinated to the requirements of so-called “third party
payers”– insurance companies and state agencies—whose primary activities and
objectives are “administering” health care and controlling its cost, rather than allowing
patients and physicians the freedom to contract freely with each other.
In this new book Dave examines a broader topic in the same vein; how and why it is that
in the freest country that ever was, the United States of America, the trend has swung so
decisively from an emphasis on liberty to an emphasis on security, with a concomitant
reduction in the liberty of all.
To this study Dave brings a wealth of knowledge, derived from long and diligent study of
the subject of his new book, as well as extensive travel in Europe and elsewhere over the
past 50 years.
During a long stay in Germany in his college years Dave became fluent in German and
also witnessed the leftover devastation wrought there by World War II.
Later, as a specialist in plastic surgery, Dave regularly attended many medical
conferences throughout the world, but especially in Europe. He made close European
friends in his profession, including a fellow plastic surgeon who was a citizen of Poland.