Books By: Acton, H. B.

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Illusion of the Epoch The

The Illusion of the Epoch: Marxism-Leninism as a Philosophical Creed By H. B. Acton

Political Thought

The Illusion of the Epoch helps readers to understand the roots of Marxism-Leninism and its implications for philosophy, modern political thought, economics, and history. As Professor Tim Fuller has written, this “is not an intemperate book, but rather an effort at a sustained, scholarly argument against Marxian views.”

Morals of Markets and Related Essays The

The Morals of Markets and Related Essays By H. B. Acton
Edited by David Gordon and Jeremy Shearmur

Economics Political Thought

Although the market economy is not as unpopular now as when Acton wrote The Morals of Markets, the morality of buying and selling has long bothered man’s conscience. Defenses of capitalism often establish its efficiency or rely on a “that is the way human nature is anyway” argument. This book asserts that a free market is a necessary condition for the pursuit of moral excellence. Its analysis of the relation between capitalism and moral virtue has not been superseded.