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"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.

CL Press includes a series called CL Reprints. CL Reprints was undertaken to make selected older works—no longer under copyright, chiefly—more available.

Books published

Markets with Chinese Characterisics: Economic Liberalism in Modern China  (forthcoming Feb 2024)

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Classical Liberalism by Country, Volume I: Australia, India, South Africa, China, North and South Korea, and Lebanon

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Classical Liberalism by Country, Volume II: Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil

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Classical Liberalism by Country, Volume III: Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Ex-Yugoslav Nations, Ukraine, and Romania

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CL Press's first book: 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:

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Smithian Morals

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Central Notions of Smithian Liberalism

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Life of Adam Smith (first pub. 1895)

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Francis Hutcheson: His Life, Teaching, and Position in the History of Philosophy (first pub. 1900)

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Early English Tracts on Commerce (compiled 1856)

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Scarce and Valuable Tracts on Commerce (compiled 1859)

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Scarce and Valuable Economical Tracts (compiled 1859)

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Adam Smith (first pub. 1881) by James Anson Farrer

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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