John Trenchard

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Cato’s Letters

by Ronald Hamowy on Aug 15, 2008

Cato’s Letters were letters published in 18th cent. Britain, focused on the concept of liberty and questioned tyrannical authority structures.

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Cato’s Anti-Federalist No. 5

by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon in 1787

Writing under the pseudonym Cato, Trenchard and Gordon argue against the Constitution, warning that it will lead to a new corruptible aristocracy.