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Cato's letters, or, Essays on liberty, civil and religious, and other important subjects

Author: John Trenchard; Thomas Gordon; Ronald Hamowy
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost a generation before Washington, Henry, and Jefferson were even born, two Englishmen, concealing their identities with the honored ancient name of Cato, wrote newspaper articles condemning tyranny and advancing principles of liberty that immensely influenced American colonists. The Englishmen were John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon. Their prototype was Cato the Younger (95-46 B.C.), the implacable foe of Julius  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Trenchard; Thomas Gordon; Ronald Hamowy
ISBN: 0865971285 9780865971288 0865971293 9780865971295 0865971307 9780865971301 0865971315 9780865971318 0865971323 9780865971325 0865971331 9780865971332
OCLC Number: 32465188
Notes: Originally appeared from Nov. 1720 to Dec. 1723 in the London journal.
Description: 4 v. in 2 ; 25 cm.
Other Titles: Cato's letters
Essays on liberty, civil and religious, and other important subjects
Responsibility: by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon ; edited and annotated by Ronald Hamowy.

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Almost a generation before Washington, Henry, and Jefferson were even born, two Englishmen, concealing their identities with the honored ancient name of Cato, wrote newspaper articles condemning tyranny and advancing principles of liberty that immensely influenced American colonists. The Englishmen were John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon. Their prototype was Cato the Younger (95-46 B.C.), the implacable foe of Julius Caesar and a champion of liberty and republican principles.

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