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Richard Pipes, Harvard scholar and historian of the Russian Revolution, brings his remarkable erudition to an exploration of a wide range of national and political systems to demonstrate persuasively that private ownership has served over the centuries to limit the power of the state and enable democratic institutions to evolve and thrive in the Western world.

Beginning with Greece and Rome, where the concept of private property as we understand it first developed, Pipes then shows us how, in the late medieval period, the idea matured with the expansion of commerce and the rise of cities. He contrasts England, a country where property rights and parliamentary government advanced hand-in-hand, with Russia, where restrictions on ownership have for centuries consistently abetted authoritarian regimes; finally he provides reflections on current and future trends in the United States. Property and Freedom is a brilliant contribution to political thought and an essential work on a subject of vital importance.

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Linking the concept of the private ownership of property to the evolution of democratic institutions, the author of Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime compares the nature of private ownership in the Western world with that of Russia in which autocratic regimes knew no limit to authority. Reprint.

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Richard Pipes was for many years a professor of history at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Marlborough, New Hampshire.

About the Author

Richard Pipes, Baird Research Professor of History at Harvard University, is the author of numerous books and essays, including A Concise History of the Russian Revolution (1995) and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime (1994). In 1981-82 he served as President Reagan's National Security Council adviser on Soviet and East European affairs. He has twice received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Chesham, New Hampshire.

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Table of Contents

The idea of property — The institution of property — England and the birth of parliamentary democracy — Patrimonial Russia — Property in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307427359
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History : General
Author:
Pipes, Richard
Author:
Richard Pipes
Author:
itarian regimes
Subject:
Political Science : History & Theory - General
Subject:
Law : Property
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Property
Subject:
Right of property
Subject:
Liberty
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Law : General
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-Libertarian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000613
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Product details 352 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307427359 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Linking the concept of the private ownership of property to the evolution of democratic institutions, the author of Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime compares the nature of private ownership in the Western world with that of Russia in which autocratic regimes knew no limit to authority. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Richard Pipes was for many years a professor of history at Harvard University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Marlborough, New Hampshire.
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