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Luigi Marco Bassani

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Marco Bassani is professor of history of political theory at the University of Milan.

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Liberty, State, and Union

BiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

01/11/2016Books
Bassani shows that Jefferson was a special kind of libertarian. He did not believe in government, but for one or two areas. Nor did he believe in the "union" much less the nation stat e. He was a radical individualist who had no use for the political collective.
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Democracy, War, and the Myth of the Neutral State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

05/14/2014Audio/Video
The real sovereign is the small ruling class that makes the final decisions in the state of emergency, writes Carlo Lottieri and Luigi Marco Bassani. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Keith Hocker.
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Democracy, War, and the Myth of the Neutral State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

05/03/2014Mises Daily Articles
The real sovereign is the small ruling class that makes the final decisions in the state of emergency.
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Liberty, State, and Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson

03/10/2011Audio/Video
Jeffrey Tucker interviews Marco Bassani, professor of History of Political Theory at the University of Milan, and author of 'Liberty, State, and Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson' ( available for purchase here ). Recorded at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on...
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Intellectual Origins of Natural Rights

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

08/26/2004Audio/Video
There was a natural law tradition from antiquity and the middle ages. Natural law is the oldest and most frequently used concept of political theory. Natural law is the principles that are to be established if justice were to prevail. Or, it is the scientific laws of man and his environment.
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