On Civil Liberty and Self-government
Lawbook Exchange, Limited, 2001 - 629 páginas
Widely read and used as a political science textbook, this is the best known of Lieber's work. He was a prominent political philosopher who helped lay the foundation for the study of political science in the United States. Renowned for his theory of civil liberty presented here, which combined an appreciation for the English concept of decentralized political institutions with the German idea of an overall national purpose, he bridged the intellectual gap between Europe and America. Enlarged edition in one volume, having first been published in two volumes in 1853. xiv, 629 pp.
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The middle principles alone are solid , orderly , and fruitful ; " and in another part
of his immortal works he states that “ civil knowledge is of all others the most
immersed in matter and the hardliest reduced to axioms . " We may safely add , “
It settles nothing as to what we call liberty , as little as the other dictum of the civil
law , which divides all men into freemen and slaves . The meaning of freeman , in
this case , is nothing more than non - slave ; while our word freeman , when we ...
Where the executive has not only the nominal , but the real power of declaring
war , we cannot speak of civil liberty or of self - government ; for that which most
essentially affects the people in all their relations , is in that case beyond their ...
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DEFINITIONS OF LIBERTY
THE MEANING OF CIVIL LIBERTY
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