Daniel Hannan on ‘Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World’

David Leeper
Western Free Press

…Hannan is a splendid speaker, writer, and historian. His Heritage speech in the video below, his new book, and his answers to audience questions are poignant reminders of the core principles that conservatives are fighting for in America and Britain. In both countries, he says, we are losing sight of them.

The core of his thesis is this: It is the English-speaking world, the “Anglosphere” (UK, Ireland, India, USA, Canada, Australia, … ) that somehow came to view the law as an ally of freedom rather than an instrument of state control. It is that very elevation of the individual over the state, in the law, that has brought us freedom and prosperity. In America and Britain, says Hannan, that principle has been taken for granted so long that now we risk losing it…



The complete article is worth reading at Western Free Press.


H/T  Chicago Boyz

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