The University of Buckingham Press and the Institute of Economic Affairs invite you to the launch of:
Classical Liberalism in the 21st Century; Essays in Honour of Norman P Barry
at the Institute of Economic Affairs, 2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3LB
Wednesday 3rd February 2010; 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Liberty has underpinned the Judeo-Christian ideal for millennia, and it was the idea of liberty that moulded Europe. Britain, too, was forged by liberty, and British leadership in commerce and politics flowed out of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 which established the Bill of Rights and the rule of law. But liberty is constantly under threat from governments and their apologists who seek to over-tax and over-regulate.
This book started life as the papers produced for a conference in honour of the late Norman Barry, who was Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Buckingham and one of the best known and most published and respected authorities on liberty in Britain. The book also includes a hitherto unpublished article by him titled: Dworkin's unbounded Legalism.
Other pieces in the book are written by Sir Alan Peacock, Martin Ricketts, Charles Rowley, Terence Kealey, Mark Pennington, Julian Morris, Colin Robinson, Elaine Sternberg, David Henderson, Steven Davies, Nathanael Smith and Mustafa Erdogan.