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The Best of the OLL No. 60: Thomas Gordon, “On the Nature of Power” (1721)

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 one comes from Thomas Gordon’s collection of newspaper articles known as *Cato’s Letters* in which and John Trenchard warn about the dangers of a growing British imperial government. Gordon notes the tendency of power to always grow at the expence of liberty.