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The future’s bright

Orange seems to be a pretty good colour at the moment. After all, the soundest thing to ever come out of the Liberal Democrats was called The Orange Book. Now there is a website by some classical liberals (rather than Liberal Democrats) called The Orange Path. The authors claim that liberalism is “bright, zesty and Orange”. They point out that:

Whether knowingly or accidental, some of the landmark texts of classical liberal scholarship have orange front covers – a curiosity easy to overlook. The University of Chicago Press published FA Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty in 1960, Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom in 1962/1982 and James Buchanan’s The Limits of Liberty in 1975 – all liberal, all free, and all undeniably orange

Well, whatever. The point is that The Orange Path is a useful resource, aimed at helping the left to understand classical liberal ideas. Take a look.

6 comments to The future’s bright

  • Garreth

    Unfortunately Northern Ireland bucks that trend, where liberal philosophy is as scarce as whiskey at a Methodist tea party, and sporting orange or green flags in certain thoroughfares is like waving a red flag at a bull.

  • AJE

    In the essay on the Orange Path site, i’ve tried to tread very carefully around this issue – but in the context of the time the trend is perfectly consistant.
    The origins of the Orange Order are traced to a shift in power from authoritarian monarchy to a more democratic, parliamentary rule.

  • Sigivald

    Bright, zesty, and orange?

    Is it a soft drink?

  • Zevilyn

    A return to the traditional Liberalism of Gladstone and Asquith is long overdue.

    An Asquithian Lib Dem party would be a force to be reckoned with, but alas Charles Kennedy, whose ideology seems more Leftist than Liberal, will notbe the one to do it.

  • Carl Shulman

    Henry Hazlitt’s “Economics in One Lesson” is another orange tome.

  • Indeed it is, and an excellent book too.