Cato's letters, or, Essays on liberty, civil and religious, and other important subjects, Volume 1

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Liberty Fund, Jul 1, 1995 - History - 530 pages
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Almost a generation before Washington, Henry, and Jefferson were even born, two Englishmen, concealing their identities with the honored ancient name of Cato, wrote newspaper articles condemning tyranny and advancing principles of liberty that immensely influenced American colonists. The Englishmen were John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon. Their prototype was Cato the Younger (95-46 b.c.), the implacable foe of Julius Caesar and a champion of liberty and republican principles.

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User Review  - patito-de-hule - LibraryThing

On November 5, 1720, a letter signed "Cato" appeared in the London Journal denouncing the idea of returning Gibraltar to Spain. Over the next two years, 138 of Cato's letters in all were published ... Read full review

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He's a clever fellow and he did well in his time, but about this time I started to stop looking to Cato and other Libertarian lit for my political meat. Read full review


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John Trenchard C.Ss.R. is a Redemptorist with wide pastoral experience. He was ordained priest in 1971 and has led Parish Missions and Retreats throughout his priestly life. He worked with Redemptorist Publications for a number of years before being appointed their Publishing Director in 1981. During that time he wrote or co-wrote some of Redemptorist Publications outstanding titles. In 1987 he became a Parish Priest in the Westminster Diocese. He was elected as Redemptorist Provincial in England in 1997. Having served for nine years as Provincial he now returns to the role of Parish Priest, in London.