H.B. Acton (1908-1974)

Centennial of the Birth of H.B. Acton

H.B. Acton (1908-1974) taught at Bedford College (London), the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Chicago; was editor of Philosophy, the influential journal of the British Royal Institute of Philosophy; and wrote, among other books, The Morals of Markets (1971) and The Philosophy of Language in Revolutionary France (1959). Acton is perhaps best kown for his devastating critique of Marxism in The Illusion of the Epoch: Marxism-Leninism as a Philosophical Creed (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003).

[For further reading see Socialism and the Classical Liberal Critique]