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  • On Liberty | John Stuart Mill

    On Liberty

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated By Gildart Jackson
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    First published in 1859, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is an exhaustive exploration of social and civic liberty, its limits, and its consequences. Mill's work is a classic of political liberalism that contains a rational justification of the freedom of the individual in opposition to the claims of the state.

    James Kelly says: "Timeless and compelling topic."
  • On Liberty & Vindication of the Rights of Women | David Gordon,George Smith,Wendy McElroy

    On Liberty & Vindication of the Rights of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Gordon, George Smith, Wendy McElroy
    • Narrated By Craig Deitschman
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    In On Liberty, John Stuart Mill advocated individual liberty based on a philosophical concept called utilitarianism, or "the greatest happiness for the greater number". This intellectual tradition rejects natural rights, such as those in Jefferson's Declaration of Independence. Despite beginning with a different theoretical foundation than natural rights proponents, Mill reaches a similar conclusion, that diversity in individual thought and action ultimately benefits society.

  • Forge of Union, Anvil of Liberty: A Correspondent's Report on the First Federal Elections, the First Federal Congress, and the Bill of Rights | Jeffrey St. John

    Forge of Union, Anvil of Liberty: A Correspondent's Report on the First Federal Elections, the First Federal Congress, and the Bill of Rights

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jeffrey St. John
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
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    One of the most important news stories of the last two centuries comes to life in this "eyewitness account" of America's first Federal elections, the First Congress, and President Washington creating the Bill of Rights. In this swift-moving and colorful chronicle, written by St. John as though he were an on-the-scene reporter, listeners will discover how Congressman James Madison became, in the formative months of the new Republic, the power behind Washington in the executive branch...

    Gary says: "Crapola"
  • Dogboy: Danger on Liberty Pier: Dogboy Adventures, Book 2 | Bill Meeks

    Dogboy: Danger on Liberty Pier: Dogboy Adventures, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Bill Meeks
    • Narrated By Nathan Beatty
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    Dogboy, aka Bronson Black, is Colta City's 13-year-old superhero. After defeating the Guild of Thieves things have settled down for the mangy masked crimefighter… until he sees local businessman Dexter Stonehouse gunned down on Liberty Pier. When it appears an old family friend might be involved, Dogboy jumps into action to unmask a killer. Does he have the guts to expose a man from his past, or will he ignore the evidence to learn more about his strange powers?

    Yaquelin says: "Superhero in the making"
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