Richard Cobden


Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

by John M. Brady on Aug 15, 2008

One of the leaders of the Anti-Corn Law League, Richard Cobden is considered an example of a liberal thinker with considerable success in changing British policy.


A Cobden Digest on Free Trade

by Richard Cobden on Nov 5, 2015

In these selections from his speeches and writings, Richard Cobden discusses the benefits of free trade, arguing against tariffs and militarism.

Classics of Liberty

Richard Cobden: On Free Trade

featuring Richard Cobden and Caleb O. Brown on Sep 12, 2015

This episode features selections from Richard Cobden’s writings and speeches on the freedom of commerce after his election to Parliament in 1841.