Books Category: Political Thought

Author
Title
Categories
Collection
Account of Denmark An

An Account of Denmark: With Francogallia and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor By Robert Molesworth
Edited and with an Introduction by Justin Champion

Political Thought

The Liberty Fund edition of An Account of Denmark is the first modern edition of Molesworth’s writings. This volume presents not only An Account, but also his translation of Francogallia and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor. These texts encompass Molesworth’s major political statements on liberty as well as his important and understudied recommendations for the application of liberty to economic improvement.

American Democrat The

The American Democrat By James Fenimore Cooper
Introduction by H. L. Mencken

American History Political Thought

When The American Democrat was first published in 1838, Cooper’s position as America’s first major novelist obscured his serious contribution to the discussion of American principles and politics.

Americas Second Crusade

America’s Second Crusade By William Henry Chamberlin

Political Thought

In this work William Henry Chamberlin offers his perspective as a seasoned journalist on the United States’ involvement in World War II. Written only five years after the unconditional surrenders of Germany and Japan, the book is a window into its time.

Anticapitalistic Mentality The

The Anti-capitalistic Mentality By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics Political Thought Sociology

In The Anti-capitalistic Mentality, the respected economist Ludwig von Mises plainly explains the causes of the irrational fear and hatred many intellectuals and others feel for capitalism. In five concise chapters, he traces the causation of the misunderstandings and resultant fears that cause resistance to economic development and social change. He enumerates and rebuts the economic arguments against and the psychological and social objections to economic freedom in the form of capitalism. Written during the heyday of twentieth-century socialism, this work provides the reader with lucid and compelling insights into human reactions to capitalism.

AntiFederalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle The

The Anti-Federalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle By Melancton Smith
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Zuckert and Derek A. Webb

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Anti-Federalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle makes available for the first time a one-volume collection of Anti-Federalist writings that are commensurate in scope, significance, political brilliance, and depth with The Federalist. Included in this volume as an appendix is a computational and contextual analysis that addresses the question of the authorship of two of the most well-known pseudonymous Anti-Federalist writings, namely, Essays of a Federal Farmer and Essays of Brutus. Also included are the records of Smith’s important speeches at the New York Ratifying Convention, some shorter writings of Smith’s from the ratification debate, and a set of private letters Smith wrote on constitutional subjects at the time of the ratification struggle.

Arator

Arator: Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical and Political: In Sixty-One Numbers By John Taylor of Caroline
Edited and with an Introduction by M. E. Bradford

American Founding American History Political Thought

This discussion of the social order of an agricultural republic is Taylor’s most popular and influential work. It includes materials on the relation of agriculture to the American economy, on agriculture and politics, and on the enemies of the agrarian republic. Both statesman and farmer, Taylor is often considered the deepest thinker of all the early Virginians.

Areopagitica and Other Political Writings of John Milton

Areopagitica and Other Political Writings of John Milton By John Milton
Foreword by John Alvis

Political Thought

John Milton published several revolutionary manifestos, two works defending regicide, and of course the famous Areopagitica, or defense of freedom of expression and the press against censorship. John Alvis has collected into a superb one-volume edition all of Milton’s political writings of enduring importance.

Autobiography and Literary Essays Vol

Autobiography and Literary Essays By John Stuart Mill

Economics Political Thought

Liberty Fund is pleased to make available in paperback eight of the original thirty-three cloth volumes of the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill that were first published by the University of Toronto Press that remain most relevant to liberty and responsibility in the twenty-first century. Born in London in 1806 and educated at the knee of his father, the Scottish philosopher James Mill, John Stuart Mill became one of the nineteenth century’s most influential writers on economics and social philosophy.

Cato A Tragedy and Selected Essays

Cato: A Tragedy, and Selected Essays By Joseph Addison
Edited by Christine Dunn Henderson and Mark E. Yellin
Foreword by Forrest McDonald

Political Thought

First produced in 1713, Cato: A Tragedy inspired generations toward a pursuit of liberty. Liberty Fund’s new edition of Cato: A Tragedy, and Selected Essays brings together Addison’s dramatic masterpiece along with a selection of his essays that develop key themes in the play.

Catorsquos Letters

Cato’s Letters: Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects By John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon
Edited and Annotated by Ronald Hamowy

Political Thought

Almost a generation before Washington, Henry, and Jefferson were even born, two Englishmen, concealing their identities with the honored ancient name of Cato, wrote newspaper articles condemning tyranny and advancing principles of liberty that immensely influenced American colonists. The Englishmen were John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon.

Characteristicks of Men Manners Opinions Times

Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times By Anthony Ashley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury
Foreword by Douglas Den Uyl

Political Thought

The Liberty Fund edition of Characteristicks presents the complete 1732 text of this classic work of philosophy and political theory. Also included are faithful reproductions of the stirring engravings that Shaftesbury designed to facilitate the reader’s consideration of his meditations on the interrelationships among truth, goodness, beauty, virtue, liberty, responsibility, society, and the state.

Christianity and Classical Culture

Christianity and Classical Culture: A Study of Thought and Action from Augustus to Augustine By Charles Norris Cochrane

Political Thought

Christianity and Classical Culture is considered one of the great works of scholarship published in the last century. The theme of Christianity and Classical Culture is the fundamental change in thought and action that occurred from the reign of Augustus to the time of Augustine. The classical world sought to practice politics and understand the world in purely rational terms, but the difficulties of this program were already evident as Christianity began developing a completely new understanding of the human world. It is from this revolution in ideas that our modern world was forged.