At school I was never taught to love my country for its history or its heroes. The subject of WWII was discussed matter-of-factly as a linear assortment of dates with particular focus on the evils of national fascism. It was never impressed upon me by teachers or textbooks what a colossal influence Winston Churchill … More Boris Johnson – The Churchill Factor
Adam Smith’s work The Wealth of Nations, from which this Penguin edition is excerpted from, typifies the thought behind the American Constitution and of the contemporary intellectual climate. The Enlightenment held up the rights of an individual as an expedient to the greatest degree of liberty possible in human society. He discusses how different … More Adam Smith – “The Invisible Hand”
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