The Best of the OLL No. 61: John Trenchard, “On the Nature of Political Parties” (1721) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2014). http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2585,
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This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. This essay on the nature of politicians and political parties comes from Trenchard and Gordon’s influential Cato’s Letters (1721). Trenchard provides an early example of a public choice analysis of political behavior.
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