The Rule of Law: and Other Essays

The Rule of Law: and Other Essays

by Kenneth Jupp

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Overview


The history of justice is explored in these essays drawn from a high court judge's 15 years of courtroom experience. Using scripture, history, law, philosophy, science, government, and political economy, these writings seek to place modern notions of justice within their historical context in order to better understand the patchwork means by which governments typically remedy claims of injustice. Ultimately, the goal of such scrutiny would be to restore a greater measure of justice in the economic realm. Historical tensions between freedom of the individual and government; the rule of law as it is understood in the American Declaration of Independence, in England, in Blackstone’s Commentaries, during the French Revolution, and today; the problem of poverty in blighting progress; and how socialism, in trying to ameliorate the worst excesses of unbridled capitalism, has spawned injustices of its own, are among the topics discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780856832352
Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers, Limited
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


Kenneth Jupp is a former high court judge in the Queen’s Bench Division and former barrister at the Temple in London. He is the author of Stealing Our Land, and translator of Turgot's The Formation and Distribution of Wealth: Reflections on Capitalism.

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The question [the author] poses and the answers he supplies must be of great importance to the thinking citizen of today. I commend this book to anyone who wishes to follow in the footsteps of a wise man. (L.L Blake, author, lecturer & barrister)

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