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Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence

Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence By Samuel Pufendorf
Translated by William Abbott Oldfather (1931)
Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Behme

Natural Law and E...

Two Books of the Elements of Universal Jurisprudence was Pufendorf’s first work, published in 1660. Its appearance effectively inaugurated the modern natural-law movement in the German-speaking world, establishing Pufendorf as a key figure and laying the foundations for his later major works.

Tyranny Unmasked

Tyranny Unmasked By John Taylor of Caroline
Edited by F. Thornton Miller

American Founding American History Political Thought

John Taylor of Caroline (1753–1824) was one of the foremost philosophers of the States’ rights Jeffersonians of the early national period. In keeping with his lifelong mission as a “minority man,” John Taylor wrote Tyranny Unmasked not only to assault the protective tariff and the mercantilist policies of the times but also “to examine general principles in relation to commerce, political economy, and a free government.” Originally published in 1822, it is the only major work of Taylor’s that has never before been reprinted.

Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science The

The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science: An Essay on Method By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics

In this volume, Mises argued that economics is a science because human action is a natural order of life and that it is the actions of humans that determine markets and capital decisions. Since Mises believed these links could be proven scientifically, he concluded that economics, with its basis on that human action, is indeed a science in its own right and not an ideology or a metaphysical doctrine.

Union and Liberty

Union and Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun By John C. Calhoun
Edited by Ross M. Lence

American History Political Thought

Calhoun’s most important constitutional and political writings are now available as complete, unabridged texts and in a single volume, many for the first time since the 1850s. These writings address such issues as states’ rights and nullification, slavery, the growth of the Federal judicial power, and Calhoun’s doctrine of the “concurrent majority.”

Universal Economics

Universal Economics By Armen A. Alchian and William R. Allen
Edited by Jerry L. Jordan

Economics

Universal Economics is a new work that bears a strong resemblance to its two predecessors, University Economics (1964, 1967, 1972) and Exchange and Production (1969, 1977, 1983). Collaborating again, Professors Alchian and Allen have written a fresh presentation of the analytical tools employed in the economic way of thinking.

View of the Constitution of the United States

View of the Constitution of the United States: With Selected Writings By St. George Tucker
Foreword by Clyde N. Wilson

American Founding American History Political Thought

St. George Tucker’s View of the Constitution, published in 1803, was the first extended, systematic commentary on the United States Constitution after its ratification. Generations learned their Blackstone and their understanding of the Constitution through Tucker.

Vindicacin de la sociedad natural

Vindicación de la sociedad natural Por Edmund Burke

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Edición de Frank N. Pagano
Traducción de Javier Alcoriza, Antonio Lastra

Vindication of Natural Society A

A Vindication of Natural Society By Edmund Burke
Edited and with an Introduction by Frank N. Pagano

History Political Thought

This is a new edition of Edmund Burke’s first work, originally issued anonymously in 1756 as a letter attributed to “a late noble writer.” In 1757 Burke produced a revised version with a new preface but still did not attach his name to the work.

Vindiciae Gallicae and Other Writings on the French Revolution

Vindiciae Gallicae and Other Writings on the French Revolution By James Mackintosh
Edited and with an Introduction by Donald Winch

Natural Law and E...

Vindiciae Gallicae was James Mackintosh’s first major publication, a contribution to the debate begun by Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France. The success of Mackintosh’s defense of the French Revolution propelled him into the heart of London Whig circles. Following the September 1792 massacres Mackintosh, along with other moderate Whigs, revised his opinions and moved closer to Burke’s position. The Liberty Fund edition also includes Mackintosh’s Discourse on the Law of Nature and Nations, Letter to William Pitt, and On the State of France in 1815.

Virginia Political Economy

Virginia Political Economy By Gordon Tullock
Edited and with an Introduction by Charles K. Rowley

Economics

Editor Charles Rowley calls Gordon Tullock “an economist by nature rather than by training.” Tullock attended a one-semester course in economics for law students at the University of Chicago but is otherwise self-taught. Tullock’s background has enabled him to analyze economic problems with an open mind and to deploy his formidable intellect in a truly entrepreneurial manner.

Virtue of Civility The

The Virtue of Civility: Selected Essays on Liberalism, Tradition, and Civil Society By Edward Shils
Edited by Steven Grosby

Political Thought Sociology

Edward Shils was one of the leading intellectual defenders of freedom in the twentieth century. In these nine essays, he explores the importance of civility and tradition to a free society. The essays’ significance is enormous, for Shils was one of the first and assuredly one of the most courageous writers to examine the nature of civility and civil society and their relation to a free, ordered, liberal democratic society.

Virtues of Capitalism The

The Virtues of Capitalism By Arthur Seldon
Edited and with Introductions by Colin Robinson

Economics

The Virtues of Capitalism lays the foundation of his views and theories of capitalism and its alternatives. The first part, Corrigible Capitalism; Incorrigible Socialism, was first published in 1980. It explains why, Seldon believes, “private enterprise is imperfect but redeemable,” but the “state economy promises the earth, and ends in coercion to conceal its incurable failure.”