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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 12 November 2007

Philip Dodd chairs one of the keynote debates recorded at Radio 3's Free Thinking festival of ideas, asking 'Are we freer than we think?'

On stage in Liverpool, Philip is joined by Tony Blair's former chief speechwriter Philip Collins, ANC activist and now South Africa's Constitutional Court Justice Albie Sachs, and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police Bernard Hogan-Howe. Are our traditional freedoms in peril from smoking bans, CCTV and anti-terror laws? Or, in an individualistic and deference-free age, are we freer than we've ever been before?


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