Saturday, August 22, 2009

Currently Reading: The Law

TITLE: The Law

AUTHOR: Frederic Bastiat

PUBLISHER: Foundation for Economic Education

YEAR PUBLISHED: 1998 (originally published in 1850)

Here is part of the blurb from the back of the book:

"The Law has been acclaimed for more than a century as the classic moral defense of liberty and limited government. Here is a timeless message of immutable principle - in the immortal words of one of history's most courageous thinkers and brilliant writers."
In this book, originally published as a pamphlet, Bastiat states that "each of us has a natural right - from God - to defend his person, his liberty, and his property." And that the State is a "substitution of a common foe for individual forces" to defend this right.

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