Books Category: Political Thought

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In Defense of Tradition

In Defense of Tradition: Collected Shorter Writings of Richard M. Weaver, 1929–1963 By Richard M. Weaver
Edited and with an Introduction by Ted J. Smith III

Political Thought

Richard M. Weaver, a thinker and writer celebrated for his unsparing diagnoses and realistic remedies for the ills of our age, is known largely through a few of his works that remain in print.

In Pursuit Of Happiness and Good Government

In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government By Charles Murray

Political Thought Sociology

Respected author, scholar, and columnist Charles Murray has long challenged accepted notions of public and social policy issues. In this volume, originally published in 1988, Murray presents a persuasive and practical argument that reconsiders commonly held beliefs of what constitutes success in social policy by examining the scope of government and its role in people’s pursuit of happiness.

John Randolph of Roanoke

John Randolph of Roanoke: A Study in American Politics By Russell Kirk

History Political Thought

John Randolph of Roanoke is unique in American political history. For most of his public career Randolph was a leader of the opposition—to both Jeffersonians and Federalists. Only twenty-six when first elected to Congress in 1799, he readily became the most forceful figure at the Capitol.

Justice and Its Surroundings

Justice and Its Surroundings By Anthony de Jasay

Economics Political Thought

Anthony de Jasay breaks new ground with Justice and Its Surroundings—a collection of trenchant essays that seek to redefine the concept of justice and to highlight the frontier between it and the surrounding issues that encroach upon it and are mistakenly associated with it.

Lectures on the French Revolution

Lectures on the French Revolution By John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Foreword by Stephen J. Tonsor

History Political Thought

This collection of the lectures of Lord Acton on the French Revolution comprises a disciplined, thorough, and elegant history of the actual events of the bloody episode. It is as thorough a record as could be constructed in Acton’s time of the actions of the government of France during the Revolution.

Leisure the Basis of Culture

Leisure the Basis of Culture By Josef Pieper
Translated by Alexander Dru
Introduction by T. S. Eliot

Political Thought Sociology

This elegantly written work introduces the reader to an understanding that leisure is nothing less than “an attitude of mind and a condition of the soul that fosters a capacity to perceive the reality of the world.” Pieper demonstrates that “Leisure has been, and always will be, the first foundation of any culture,” and observes, “in our bourgeois Western world total labor has vanquished leisure. Unless we regain the art of silence and insight, the ability for nonactivity, unless we substitute true leisure for our hectic amusements, we will destroy our culture—and ourselves.”

Letter Concerning Toleration and Other Writings A

A Letter Concerning Toleration and Other Writings By John Locke
Edited and with an Introduction by Mark Goldie

Political Thought

This volume opens with Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration (1689) and also contains his earlier Essay Concerning Toleration (1667), extracts from the Third Letter for Toleration (1692), and a large body of his briefer essays and memoranda on this theme. As editor Mark Goldie writes in the introduction, A Letter Concerning Toleration “was one of the seventeenth century’s most eloquent pleas to Christians to renounce religious persecution.”

Letters on a Regicide Peace

Select Works of Edmund Burke: Letters on a Regicide Peace By Edmund Burke
Compiled and with a Foreword and Notes by Francis Canavan

History Political Thought

This famed Payne edition of Select Works of Edmund Burke is universally revered by students of English history and political thought.

Liberal Mind The

The Liberal Mind By Kenneth Minogue

Political Thought

Kenneth Minogue offers a brilliant and provocative exploration of liberalism in the Western world today: its roots and its influences, its present state, and its prospects in the new century. The Liberal Mind limns the taxonomy of a way of thinking that constitutes the very consciousness of most people in most Western countries.

Liberal Thought in Argentina

Liberal Thought in Argentina, 1837–1940 Edited and with an Introduction by Natalio R. Botana and Ezequiel Gallo
Translated by Ian Barnett

Political Thought

Liberal ideas were very important in Argentina from the time of independence. The Argentine constitution (1853–60), in force for a long time, was based on liberal principles taken from both the North American and the European tradition.

Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century

Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century Edited by David Womersley

American Founding American History Political Thought

Liberty and American Experience in the Eighteenth Century presents ten new essays on central themes of the American Founding period by some of today’s preeminent scholars of American history. The writers explore various aspects of the zeitgeist, among them Burke’s theories on property rights and government, the relations between religious and legal understandings of liberty, the significance of Protestant beliefs on the founding, the economic background to the Founders’ thought on governance, moral sense theory contrasted with natural rights, and divisions of thought on the nature of liberty and how it was to be preserved.

Liberty Equality Fraternity

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity By James Fitzjames Stephen
Edited by Stuart D. Warner

Political Thought

Students of political theory will welcome the return to print of this brilliant defense of ordered liberty. Impugning John Stuart Mill’s famous treatise, On Liberty, Stephen criticized Mill for turning abstract doctrines of the French Revolution into “the creed of a religion.”