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The Entitlements of Freedom, program 772, part a

Title

The Entitlements of Freedom, program 772, part a

Subject

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Description

The doctrine of freedom embraces the principle of entitlement: the idea that each person is entitled to basic economic necessities and the opportunity for full social and cultural self-realization. These words may frame our national mission, but the panelists in this discussion argue that they are idle words for a significant underclass in our society. Unfortunately, a guarantee of a full life for some requires a diminishment in the entitlements of others. The ethical considerations inherent in the problem of conflicting entitlements are discussed by Harry S. Ashmore, Leonard Boudin, Ramsey Clark, Cathleen Douglas, Abe Fortas, and Barbara Jordan. Douglas Inquiry II. Dec. 7, 1978.

Creator

Ashmore, Harry S.
Fortas, Abe
Douglas, Cathleen, 1943-
Jordan, Barbara, 1936-1996
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Source

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991 (Mss 18), Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Date

1978

Rights

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Provenance

Bulk of the collection donated by the Center after it ceased operations at UCSB in 1987. Subsequent donations by Harry S. Ashmore and Otis L. Graham, Jr. , which are found in their respective sections of the Administrators' Files, 1995.

Original Format

Open reel

Duration

30:59:00

Files

Citation

Ashmore, Harry S., "The Entitlements of Freedom, program 772, part a," in Digital Collections, Item #4930, http://digital.library.ucsb.edu/items/show/4930 (accessed December 10, 2017).