CL Press
A Fraser Institute Project

Welcome to CL Press

"Most knowledge--and I confess it took me some time to recognize this--is obtained not from immediate experience or observation, but in the continuous process of sifting a learnt tradition."
           F.A. Hayek

Statement of Purpose

CL stands at once for both classical liberal and conservative liberal.

CL Press publishes good, low-priced works in intellectual history, political theory, political economy, and moral philosophy in CL traditions.

From the Editors

CL Press's first book is Edmund Burke and the Perennial Battle, 1789-1797.

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CL Press is proud to partner with the following organizations to produce this book:



CL Press's second book is:

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Mr. Colbert, the famous minister of Lewis XIV...had unfortunately embraced all the prejudices of the mercantile system, in its nature and essence a system of restraint and regulation... The industry and commerce of a great country he endeavoured to regulate upon the same model as the departments of a public office; and instead of allowing every man to pursue his own interest his own way, upon the liberal plan of equality, liberty and justice, he bestowed upon certain branches of industry extraordinary privileges, while he laid others under as extraordinary restraints. 

    – Adam Smith