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Power tends to corrupt : Lord Acton's study of liberty

Author: Christopher Lazarski
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lord Acton (1834-1902) is often called a historian of liberty. A great historian and political thinker, he had a rare talent to reach beneath the surface and reveal the hidden springs that move the world. While endeavoring to understand the components of a truly free society, Acton attempted to see how the principles of self-determination and freedom worked in practice, from antiquity to his own time. But though he
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Named Person: John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron; John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Baron
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Lazarski
ISBN: 9780875804651 0875804659 9781609090791 1609090799
OCLC Number: 788273175
Description: xii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Acton's life and mission --
Part I. The foundation of liberty --
Part II. Anglo-American liberty --
Part III. The liberty of revolutionary dreams --
Part IV. Civic versus civil liberty.
Responsibility: Christopher Lazarski.

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