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.
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.
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...
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.