Published book presents 10 essays about the nuances of individual liberty as enhanced by the internet but as challenged by world events
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2023
'Do Ask, Do Tell: When Liberty is Stressed' by Bill Boushka is set for a new marketing campaign for 2023
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The new challenges to liberty posed particularly by terrorism and now corporate scandals, as well as the growing understanding of the legal and ethical problems that accompany the opportunities for self-expression presented by the internet prompted Bill Boushka's release of "Do Ask, Do Tell: When Liberty Is Stressed" (published by iUniverse) in 2002.
"Do Ask, Do Tell: When Liberty Is Stressed" presents 10 essays about the nuances of individual liberty as enhanced recently (as of 2002, publication) by the internet but as challenged by world events like 9/11. These topics include the military draft, gays in the military, "gay rights" when perceived as competing with "family values," psychological. The most important chapter of the book now may be is the discussion of how to design and implement a "Bill of Rights II." It shows readers how individual liberties can be affected by external threats to a society, and can change the focus on what is considered moral behavior by individuals, given the prospect for future survival of a society as a whole.
An excerpt from the book reads:
One can look at narcissism as a catalyst for a chemical reaction, as explained in those hated high school chemistry courses. It is helpful in stimulating creative expression in relationships but it does not constitute creativity in itself. The creative challenge is in finding something special to love or to value in a partner, and to perform as the one person that can both recognize and develop those special gifts. It is not sufficient just to care about another person when that person can make one feel turned on. We need to keep our social preoccupation with "looks" (whether in a gay male context or not) in the proper perspective.
"New issues have come up since the 2002 publication of this book such as public health (COVID-19), which affect personal movement. The gender identity issues differs in many ways from gay rights but shares concerns about shared spaces (now especially for women). The chapter on polarity (7) maintains that 'identity' is a matter for personal growth apart from public activism," Boushka says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from his book, he states, "Any policy that regulates or favors certain personal behaviors will prove disadvantageous to some individual people, however laudable the group (or perhaps nation or ethnicity) being favored believes its goals."
For more details about the book, please visit https://www.iuniverse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/102490-do-ask-do-tell-when-liberty-is-stressed
"Do Ask, Do Tell: When Liberty Is Stressed"
By Bill Boushka
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 216 pages | ISBN 9780595260591
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781462074914
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Bill Boushka was born in 1943 and raised as an only child in Arlington Virginia. He became a good student and started piano at age 8. But he fell behind in physical and social development. He was expelled from college after saying he was gay in late 1961. Nevertheless, he graduated from another school, earned an MA in Mathematics, and was drafted in 1968. When the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy emerged in 1993, he leveraged his own irony to become a writer and blogger.
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