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The Blue Book of Freedom

My Blue Book Of Freedom was published in September 2007 by Cumberland House Publishing. It is available at It has been available as an audio for about a year now.

Cumberland's catalogue description is as follows:

"There is an unbridgeable chasm in the world," says Professor Rudy J. Rummel. "On the one side are democratic countries where people are free, secure, and need not fear mass poverty, murder by their leaders, or mass famine. On the other side are criminal gangs, sanctified by the term 'government,' and the United Nations they dominate. By their guns they enforce mass slavery, mass death, mass violence, mass impoverishment, and mass famine."

Democracy is the solution to these scourges, Rummel asserts. "Most of the world's people have been robbed of their freedom by tyrants. In the twentieth century alone, 272 million of them were shot, burned, stabbed, tortured, beaten, starved to death, blasted to death, buried alive, or whatever other ways of murdering their slaves these thugs could imagine."

Rummel has been a student of war and peace for more than forty years, and the results of his research are startling. He has learned that democratic freedom provides a solution to the evils that have plagued mankind. The Blue Book of Freedom presents the results of his work in everyday language. The main points are:

Freedom is the way to economic and human security.

Free people never have famine.

Where people are free, political violence is minimal.

The more freedom a people enjoy, the less likely their government will murder them.

The less free the people within any two nations are, the bloodier and more destructive any war between them will be.

To do away with famine, mass impoverishment, democide (the murder by a government of its own people), and war, promote freedom.

Democratic freedom is a method of nonviolence and an antidote to war.

RUDY J. RUMMEL is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii. The author of more than thirty books, including The Miracle That Is Freedom (1996) and Power Kills (1997), he has received the Susan Strange Award of the International Studies Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 from the Conflict Processes Section of the American Political Science Association.

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