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BOLL 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.


The Best of the OLL No. 60: Thomas Gordon, “On the Nature of Power” (1721) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2014).


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