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Jacobs, Jane (1916-2006)

by Sanford Ikeda

Jane Jacobs was a prominent activist and writer on the subject of cities and the complex, spontaneous forces that cause cities to form and develop.


Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)

by Daniel J. Mahoney

Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the Declaration of Independence, contributed some of the most important ideas to early US political theory.


Jouvenel, Bertrand de (1903-1987)

by Daniel J. Mahoney

A respected French political philosopher, Bertrand de Jouvenel examined a number of topics to do with power and the role of the state.



by Timothy Sandefur

In this entry, Timothy Sandefur explains the origins and role of the American judiciary system.