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Fame and the Founding Fathers

Fame and the Founding Fathers: Essays by Douglass Adair By Douglass Adair
Edited by Trevor Colbourn

American Founding American History Political Thought

The fifteen articles, essays, notes, and documents gathered in this collection are a permanent contribution to study of the American founding. As teacher, critic, and editor of the William & Mary Quarterly, Adair demonstrated what Trevor Colbourn—one of his principal students—describes as an “extraordinary ability to enter empathetically into the experience and ideology of the Founding Fathers while at the same time writing about them critically and movingly.” The volume also includes an affectionate reminiscence of Adair by Caroline Robbins and a bibliographical essay by Robert E. Shalhope.

Federalism Liberty and the Law

Federalism, Liberty, and the Law By James M. Buchanan
Foreword by Hartmut Kliemt

Economics

As diverse as the papers presented in this volume may seem at first glance, all of them touch on two characteristic themes of James Buchanan’s work: the respect for individual sovereignty and the threat of monopoly power on the rights of the individual.

Federalist The

The Federalist: The Gideon Edition By Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison
Edited by George W. Carey and James McClellan

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Federalist, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, constitutes a text central to the American political tradition. Written and published in newspapers in 1787 and 1788 to explain and promote ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States, which were then bound by the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist remains of singular importance to students of liberty around the world.

Fluttering Veil The

The Fluttering Veil: Essays on Monetary Disequilibrium By Leland B. Yeager
Introduction by George Selgin

Economics

Money’s unique and essential role in a free market and monetary disequilibrium as the root cause of the business cycle are principles central to the work of economist Leland Yeager. For three decades he has extolled the preeminent importance of money as a source of economic fluctuations whose influence goes well beyond mere changes in interest rates or the price level. Yeager’s work discloses the disruptive consequences of “monetary disequilibrium,” or an imbalance of money supply and money demand. Consequently, he argues that well-designed monetary arrangements and policies are important to the success of any free-market economic system. Similarly, he insists that defects in the existing monetary arrangements in “capitalist” countries are manifestly not inherent in capitalism but are “alterable consequences” of the misguided or even mischievous interventions of government.

Fortunes of Liberalism The

The Fortunes of Liberalism: Essays on Austrian Economics and the Ideal of Freedom By F. A. Hayek
Edited by Peter G. Klein

Economics

In this collection of essays, some of which appear here in English for the first time, F. A. Hayek traces his intellectual roots to the Austrian school. The Fortunes of Liberalism: Essays on Austrian Economics and the Ideal of Freedom also links the Austrian school to the modern rebirth of classical liberal thought.

Founders Constitution The

The Founders’ Constitution Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

A triumph of primary-source research, The Founders’ Constitution is a brilliant five-volume series that presents “extracts from all the leading works of political theory, history, law, and constitutional argument on which the Framers and their contemporaries drew and which they themselves produced.”

Founders Constitution The Amendments I Through XII

The Founders’ Constitution: Amendments I Through XII Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Article  Section  Clause  Through Article  Section

The Founders’ Constitution: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5, Through Article 2, Section 1 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Article  Section  Through Article

The Founders’ Constitution: Article 2, Section 2, Through Article 7 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The Major Themes

The Founders’ Constitution: Major Themes Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Founders Constitution The The Preamble Through Article  Section  Clause

The Founders’ Constitution: The Preamble Through Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 Edited by Philip B. Kurland and Ralph Lerner

American Founding American History Political Thought

The documentary sources and inspirations of The Founders’ Constitution reach to the early seventeenth century and extend through those Amendments to the Constitution that were adopted by 1835.

Free Sea The

The Free Sea By Hugo Grotius
Translated by Richard Hakluyt
Edited and with an Introduction by David Armitage

Natural Law and E...

Liberty Fund’s edition of The Free Sea is the only translation of Grotius’s masterpiece undertaken in his own lifetime, left in manuscript by the English historian, Richard Hakluyt (1552–1616). It also contains William Welwod’s critique of Grotius (reprinted for the first time since the seventeenth century) and Grotius’s reply to Welwod. These documents provide an indispensable introduction to modern ideas of sovereignty and property as they emerged from the early-modern tradition of natural law.