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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World

In "Inventing Freedom", Daniel Hannan reflects on the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. Hannan argues that the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms -- individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government -- are the legacy of a very specific tradition that was born in England and that we Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited.

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