The Liberty Option

The Liberty Option

by Tibor R Machan
     
 

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The Liberty Option advances the idea that for compelling moral as well as practical reasons it is the free society -- with the rule of law founded on the principles of private property rights, its complete respect for individual sovereignty and properly limited legal authorities -- not one or another version of statism that serves justice best, is most

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The Liberty Option advances the idea that for compelling moral as well as practical reasons it is the free society -- with the rule of law founded on the principles of private property rights, its complete respect for individual sovereignty and properly limited legal authorities -- not one or another version of statism that serves justice best, is most prosperous and encourages the greatest measure of individual virtue on the part of the citizenry. The work shows why this is so and lays out some of the most crucial implications of the idea. While the book presents a principled approach to politics, it is firmly grounded in the best and most up to date understanding of human community life and history as well as many of its complications, challenges, adversities and prospects.

Editorial Reviews

The Commonwealth Lawyer

"The arguments are anchored largely in the choppy waters of American politics, but they nonetheless have a wider resonance. A good read."

Network

"A technical but well argued defence of liberty against statism in its various forms."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780907845638
Publisher:
Imprint Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Series:
Societas Series , #5
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.32(d)

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Meet the Author

Tibor R. Machan is a Hoover research fellow, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and holds the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University.

Machan has written more than a dozen books in epistemology, ethics, political philosophy and business ethics and has co-edited more than 20 books with contributions from some of the most prominent thinkers in political economy. He has taught at Auburn University, UCSB, Franklin College, Switzerland, the US Military Academy, West Point and Chapman University.

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