... ...: freedom meant individual autonomy, limited government, and unregulated capitalism
Ideas in South and west who desired to pursue their economic fortunes free of government regulation, high taxes, and labor unions
Convinced Free World need to arm itself morally and intellectually not military for battle against communism
New Conservatives insisted that toleration of difference- a central belief of modern liberalism, offered no substitute for search for absolute truth
o Warned West was suffering from moral decay, called for return to civilization based on values grounded in Christian tradition and in timeless notions of good and evil
-Understood freedom as moral condition, decision by independent people, or governmental action forcing virtuous lives
... ...- progress and personal autonomy while new conserved emphasized tradition, community, and moral commitment
26 year old ... ... ... ...: arrived in Montgomery to become pastor of Baptist church, as movement's national symbol
Night of first protest meeting said, "We, the disinherited of this land, we who have been oppressed so long, are tried of going through long night of captivity. And now we are reaching out for the daybreak of freedom and justice and equality."
Language of freedom resonated in speeches of civil rights leader
1964: civil rights activists established freedom schools for black children across Mississippi, lessons began with students begin asked to define the word
-Liberation from years of deference to and fear of whites, freedom of the mind
Enjoying political rights and economic opportunities, eradicating historic wrongs such as segregation, disenfranchisement, confinement to low-wage jobs, threats of violence
-Right to participate in consumer culture, to be addressed with respect not as boy or auntie
speech: "What Freedom Means to Us"
1958: during Cold War thaw, US and Soviet exchanged national exhibitions
triumph during 1950s of conception of freedom centered on economic abundance and consumer choice within context of traditional family life
"Include in our definition of rich the millions of America's wage earners"
Factory workers can afford to buy a house, television set, car
-Must recognize USSR has not industrialized like US, but that they have advanced in technology more
-Welcome Soviets into consumer economy, win for all
US: closest to ideal of prosperity for all in classless society, highest standard of living of any people in world's history
-Social Security, right to join union, working on racial discrimination problem, freedom of speech, voting, religion, freedom to travel within country and abroad
-Do not wish to impose democracy on anyone else