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You Can’t Do That!: Eternal Vigilance

by George Seldes in 1938

“Those who realize that human life loses all value when liberty is denied the individual must…work and fight to preserve the old and gain even greater freedom.”

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The New Revolution: “Strategies for Change”

by Don Caldwell in 1989

“Unlike apartheid and socialism, free enterprise would [allow people] to choose where to live…how to spend their money[, what to] read, and where to worship.”

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The Twelve-Year Sentence: Introduction

by David Boaz, William Rickenbacker, and Benjamin Rogge in 1974

“Trying to improve the government school system in the 1990s is like a great national effort to improve horses in the 1890s.”

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Equality: Prefaces

by R. H. Tawney in 1931

“To prize as an economic advantage the arrangements which produce them is not realism, but romance.  It is to wear [a mill-stone as a talisman].”

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Equality: The Religion of Inequality

by R. H. Tawney in 1931

Societies “convinced that inequality is an evil need not be alarmed because [it] cannot wholly be subdued…Recognizing the poison[, they have] an antidote.”

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Equality: Liberty and Equality

by R. H. Tawney in 1931

“Power over the public is public power,” even when “private persons are permitted to buy and sell, own and bequeath it, as they deem most profitable.”