author={Arthur Kemp},
  • A. Kemp
  • Published 20 February 1960
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  • JAMA
It is a unique privilege and a delight to read for the first time a time-tested classic; it is an even rarer privilege to recognize a great book when first it is published. Such is "The Constitution of Liberty," 1 intended to be published 100 years to the day after the first appearance of John Stuart Mill's essay, "On Liberty." Fifteen years ago Professor Hayek warned eloquently of the trend of human events in western civilization in a volume entitled "The Road to Serfdom." Phenomenally… 

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