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From the Publisher"Pope breathes new life into the old debate in constitutional law between defenders of liberty and defenders of the interest of the community. He shows the futility of the unqualified acceptance of either alternative as a consistent guide to constitutional adjudication, and returns to the roots of modernity to explain how Thomas Hobbes brought these two principles together to provide a solid foundation for modern liberal politics. Both political theorists and constitutional scholars have much to learn from this subtle and thoughtful analysis."
—David K. Nichols, Baylor University
"A fascinating rumination on the relationship between individual liberty and the government's 'police power' to serve the common good that will challenge readers of all political persuasions to reconsider cherished nostrums."
—David E. Bernstein, George Mason University School of Law