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Sunday, September 12, 2004

Quote of the Day 12 Sept 2004

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
-- Lord Acton, The History of Freedom and Other Essays [1907]

Go to this link, and you will not only find information on Lord Acton, but also "freedom biographies" of many others, ranging from the founders of the republic, to classical economists, to heroes of 19th century free trade in Europe, to modern Austrian economists, to novelists and journalists (such as Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter Rose Wilder Lane). Every weekend I go to it to find out about the next hero or heroin of liberty.

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