Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Our generation

The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek:
Perhaps the best guides through some of our contemporary problems will still be found in the works of some of the great political philosophers of the liberal age, De Tocqueville or Lord Acton, and, to go even further back, Benjamin Constant, Edmund Burke, and The Federalist papers of Madison, Hamilton, and Jay—generations to whom liberty was still a problem and a value to be defended, where ours at the same time takes it for granted and neither realizes when the danger threatens nor has the courage to emancipate itself from the doctrines which endanger it.

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