100 Great Books of Liberty: The essential introduction to the world's greatest idea -- Edited Chris Berg and John Roskam

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100 Great Books of Liberty:  The essential introduction to the world's greatest idea

Edited by Chris Berg, John Roskam and Andrew Kemp

Foreword by Ron Manners

Paperback, 330 pages

ISBN: 978-1-921421-57-0

Published by Connor Court Publishing


Dozens of Australia's  best thinkers, writers and commentators reassess the books that provide the foundation for liberty and democracy in Australia and around the world. From Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations to Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange, and everything in between, Australian freedom has been influenced by – and influenced – the greatest ideas from around the world.

Of interest to students of liberty and political pundits alike, 100 Great Books of Liberty also brings out the neglected Australia legacy of liberty, identifying the 19th and 20th century classics by Bruce Smith, Keith Hancock, CD Kemp, WE Hearn and many, many others.

With contributions from some of Australia’s leading liberal, conservative and libertarian writers, including Michael Duffy, John Roskam, Wolfgang Kasper, Sam Gregg, John Hyde, Andrew Norton, Suri Ratnapala, John Nethercote, David Kemp, Peter Saunders, and dozens more, 100 Great Books of Liberty is not just a guide to the world’s best thinking about liberty, but is a clear picture of intellectual life in Australia in the first decade of the 21st century.

While governments and politicians around the world are spending, regulating and restricting individual liberty at an unprecedented pace, The 100 Great Books of Freedom is an essential addition to Australia’s liberal identity.

100 Great Books of Liberty is a joint project of the Institute of Public Affairs and Mannkal Economic Education Foundation.

Chris Berg is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs and Editor of the IPA Review. He is a regular columnist with the Sunday Age.

John Roskam is Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs and a regular columnist with the Australian Financial Review.

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