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roots of liberty the

The Roots of Liberty: Magna Carta, Ancient Constitution, and the Anglo-American Tradition of Rule of Law Edited and with an Introduction by Ellis Sandoz

History Law Political Thought

The Roots of Liberty is a critical collection of essays on the origin and nature of the often elusive idea of liberty. The essays address early medieval developments, encompassing such seminal issues as the common-law mind of the sixteenth century under the Tudor monarchs, the struggle for power and authority between the Stuart kings and Parliament in the seventeenth century, and the role of the ancient constitution in the momentous legal and constitutional debate that occurred between the Glorious Revolution and the American Declaration of Independence.

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The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding Edited by Daniel L. Dreisbach and
Mark David Hall

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Sacred Rights of Conscience contains original documents from both public and private papers, such as constitutions, statutes, legislative resolutions, speeches, sermons, newspapers, letters, and diaries. These documents provide a vivid reminder that religion was a dynamic factor in shaping American social, legal, and political culture and that there has been a struggle since the inception of the Republic to define the prudential and constitutional role of religion in public culture.

scholasticism and politics

Scholasticism and Politics By Jacques Maritain

Political Thought

Scholasticism and Politics, first published in 1940, is a collection of nine lectures Maritain delivered at the University of Chicago in 1938. Maritain championed the cause of what he called personalist democracy—a regime committed to popular sovereignty, constitutionalism, limited government, and individual freedom. He believed a personalist democracy offered the modern world the possibility of a political order most in keeping with the demands of human dignity, Christian values, and the common good.

select works of edmund burke

Select Works of Edmund Burke 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. Volume 1, Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents and The Two Speeches on America, contains Burke’s brilliant defense of the American colonists’ complaints of British policy, including “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” (1770), “Speech on American Taxation” (1774), and “Speech on Conciliation” (1775). Volume 2 consists of Burke’s renowned Reflections on the Revolution in France. Volume 3 presents Burke’s Four Letters on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France—generally styled Letters on a Regicide Peace (1795–1796).

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The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock By Gordon Tullock
Edited by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

During the past half-century Gordon Tullock continually advanced the frontiers of political economy, most particularly with respect to the workings of representative democracies and of autocracies. This ten-volume series, edited and arranged thematically, brings together Tullock’s most significant contributions to economics, political science, public choice, sociology, law and economics, and bioeconomics.

selected writings of lord acton

Selected Writings of Lord Acton By John Emerich Edward Dalberg- Acton
Edited by J. Rufus Fears

History Political Thought

Lord Acton was among the most illustrious historians of nineteenth-century England, a man of great learning with a deep devotion to individual liberty and a profound understanding of history. Liberty Fund is proud to offer the most complete collection of Acton essays ever published.

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The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke By Sir Edward Coke
Edited by Steve Sheppard

Law

Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634) successfully defended English liberties against the royal prerogative of the Stuart kings and virtually single-handedly established the rule of law for the English-speaking peoples. Coke’s view of English law has had a powerful influence on lawyers, judges, and politicians through the present day.

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Selections from Three Works: A Treatise on Laws and God the Lawgiver A Defence of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith A Work on the Three Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity By Francisco Suárez
Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pink

Natural Law and E...

Francisco Suárez (1548–1617) was the greatest metaphysician and moral theorist of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scholasticism. Suárez is of particular importance as a theorist of natural law and of rights, for his work combines expertise in moral theory with a mastery of civil and ecclesiastical jurisprudence and a sophisticated theory of the human person.

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The Servile State By Hilaire Belloc
Introduction by Robert Nisbet

Political Thought

Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953) was one of the most respected men of his day for his learning, insight, wit, and brilliant literary style. Author of over a hundred books and articles, Belloc was a journalist, polemicist, social and political analyst, literary critic, poet, and novelist.

sketches of the history of man

Sketches of the History of Man By Henry Home, Lord Kames
Edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris

Natural Law and E...

Divided into three books, Kames’s Sketches of the History of Man draws together the concerns of many of his earlier works. The first book considers man in the private sphere, while the second explores man in the public sphere. The final book is an account of progress in the sciences of logic, morals, and theology. Throughout the entire work, Kames expounds on his fundamental hypothesis that, at the beginning of the history of the human race, savagery was ubiquitous and that the human story is one of an emergence out of barbarism and toward maturity.

social contract free ride

Social Contract, Free Ride: A Study of the Public-Goods Problem By Anthony de Jasay

Economics Political Thought

Social Contract, Free Ride is a cogent argument that strikes at the very foundations of traditional economic apologies for coercive action by the state to fulfill necessary public utility.

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The Social Dilemma: Of Autocracy, Revolution, Coup d'Etat, and War By Gordon Tullock
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

The Social Dilemma reflects Tullock’s contributions to areas of public choice that typically are ignored by mainstream scholars, who tend to focus on cooperative, democratic states. Tullock explores instead the workings of the dictatorial state and the economics of war between nations.

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