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Preface to The Man versus The State

  • The Man versus The State by Herbert Spencer
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01/26/2010Herbert Spencer

From The Man versus The State. Narrated by Jock Coats.

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Herbert Spencer

Herbert Spencer was one of the leading 19th-century English radical individualists. He began working as a journalist for the laissez-faire magazine The Economist in the 1850s. Much of the rest of his life was spent working on an all-encompassing theory of human development based upon the ideas of individualism, utilitarian moral theory, social and biological evolution, limited government, and laissez-faire economics.

The image comes from "The Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection at Duke University."

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