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States Rights and Freedom

January 12, 2005

Ask the typical undergraduate to discuss the ideas advanced in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 and you may as well be asking for an overview of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics. Yet these nearly forgotten documents fully merit a place among the most important political writings in American history, both in terms of the ideas they put forth and the influence they had on subsequent generations of American political thinkers. That's why William Watkins' new book, an expansion of a piece that originally appeared in The Free Market as "Live Free or Separate", is something to celebrate. [Full Article]

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