Books: Freedom & Virture: The Conservative/Libertarian Debate

Today’s book recommendation is a rare find but very interesting. It’s an argument on morals and institutions made by some of the great thinkers on the right over the past century.

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Ideas about the nature of liberty and a normative moral tradition lie at the heart of many contemporary political controversies. Because they are concerned with core principles, these debates can be vigorous and highly charged. Nowhere has this been more evident in our time than in the lively exchanges between conservatives and libertarians. Like no other single work, Freedom and Virtue explores what unites and divides the adherents of these two important American traditions—shedding much light on our current political landscape.