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Essays on Freedom and Power

Essays on Freedom and Power

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 culture and society. This is the great collection of this giant of the late 19th century, published first in 1948 and republished by the Mises Institute .

Lord Acton might have been the last in a long line of a particular type of liberal before the time of Mises himself. He still has much to teach us, and no liberal education can be truly complete without a thorough knowledge of his understanding of the history and meaning of liberty..

Publication Information The Beacon Press, Boston, Mass., 1949.
Updated 5/10/2010