The Right Coast

September 27, 2004
Roots of Freedom
By Mike Rappaport

While I was on vacation a while ago, I came across a short book on the history of freedom: John W. Danford, Roots of Freedom: A Primer on Modern Liberty. This type of book is irresistible to me, especially when on vacation. It is a quick and easy read, a mere 193 pages. It covers the history of political theory, from Ancient Greece, to the Middle Ages, to the modern classics of Locke, Publius, Mill, and de Tocqueville. The book is written from a conservative – classical liberal perspective. Highly recommended for those looking for sound thinking and a light read.