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Author: Lord-Acton: 2 records
About Lord Acton
1834 - 1902
Lord Acton (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 1834–1902) was a leading 19th-century historian in the classical-liberal tradition. He watched the growth of the United States with great interest, and lamented the decline of states' rights and federalism. While he was a prolific writer and speaker, his great work, a history of freedom, was never completed.
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Freedom and Power collects Lord Acton's most important writings on a theme that would define his reputation for more than a century: the corruptions of power. In addition, the reader learns from his love of liberty as the great creative force in...
John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton Lectures on Modern History...