Then Truth Will Out

Leonard E. Read

Civilization can mean nothing less than a society of civilized people. So how is a civilized person to be identified? A civilized person must recognize that man is at once a social and an individualistic being. Thus, he must not only be self-responsible but, at the same time, understand that he owes to others no infringements on their rights.

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Leonard Read
Leonard E. Read

Leonard E. Read was the founder of the Foundation for Economic Education — the first modern libertarian think tank in the United States — and was largely responsible for the revival of the liberal tradition in post–World War II America.

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This classic article by Leonard Read illustrates how completely dependent the world is on the division of labor — and the more of it the better. Not even the smallest manufactured item can be made by one person alone.
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The Foundation for Economic Education, New York, 1971