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Power Corrupts: A Biography of Lord Acton

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Lord Acton was a 19th century politician, historian, and writer best remembered for his commentary on the corrupting influence of power.

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An Independent Judiciary: Edward Coke

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Edward Coke was a great English jurist, scholar, and reformer. He opposed absolute monarchy and promoted the common law.

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The Sanctity of Private Life: Benjamin Constant

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Swiss-born thinker, politician, author, and activist Benjamin Constant defended freedom in France against the ancien regime, the Terror, and Napoleon.