Reviews "The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty - a view from Europe", João Carlos Espada

Review by Corey Abel, in Cosmos and Taxis, May 2019

- Review by Brian A. Smith, Nov. 2018

- "A Gentlemanly Love of Liberty" by James W. Muller, Chairman, International Churchill Society academic Advisers and University of Alaska, Anchorage, in Finest Hour, n. 180

- " What Popper Saw in Churchill" by Daniel J. Mahoney, Augustine Chair, Assumption College, Worcester, MA, in The University of Bookman, Feb.18, 2018

- The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty in Westernaissance, Feb. 14, 2018
Amichai Magen and João Carlos Espada explore the Anglo-Saxon Tradition of Liberty and what it has to teach us today. Available here

- Book Presentation: The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty: A View from Europe | St Antony's College, University of Oxford, Feb. 6, 2018
João Carlos Espada's presentation

- Book Presentation at Université Paris - Sorbonne, within the “SÉMINAIRE FRANCO-BRITANNIQUE D’HISTOIRE”
CREW (University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3) in partnership with HDEA & Center Mousnier (University Paris - Sorbonne), AGORA (Cergy-Pontoise), CREA (Paris Nanterre), LARCA (Paris-Diderot), Institute of Historical Research (London), Maison Française d’ Oxford, December 14, 2017
Introduction by Catherine Marshall, Sciences Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Paris and João Carlos Espada book presentation

- The Hungarian translation of "The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty - a view from Europe" has been published. More information available here

- Review by Amichai Maigen, in Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Nov. 2017

Review by Anthony O'Hear, in Philosophy, April 2017  

Review  by Mark Blitz, in The Weekly Standard, Mar.2017

Review  by James H. Nichols, in Journal of Democracy, Jan. 2017

Book presentation at Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

- Book debate at International Forum for Democratic Studies,  Washington, DC: 
Invitation, Introduction by Marc Plattner, Editor of the Journal of Democracy and João Carlos Espada's presentation

Review by James Bernard Murphy, Professor of Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover , NH, USA

Presentation (in English) at Estoril Political Forum, June 27, 2016

Book Launch (in Portuguese) at Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, June 9, 2016   



"The Anglo-American Tradition of Liberty - a view from Europe",  João Carlos Espada 

'After working for Portugal's socialist president Mário Soares, João Carlos Espada studied at Oxford with several eminent liberal thinkers. From this unique vantage point, he has written a fascinating and eminently readable account of the Anglo-American liberal tradition and its divergences from Continental ways of thinking. Professor Espada's intellectual seriousness, fair-mindedness, and love of liberty shine through every page of this work.' 
Marc F. Plattner, Editor, Journal of Democracy, USA 

‘A personal, perceptive and illuminating journey by a continental European admirer of the Anglo-American tradition of liberty. He conducts us, both intellectually and personally through the lives and works of some of its greatest thinkers. A delightful book.’ 
Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford, Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford & Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University'

Table of Contents
Introduction: Karl Popper, Winston Churchill and ‘The British Mystery’ 
Part I | PERSONAL INFLUENCES - 1. Karl R. Popper: The open society and its enemies; 2. Ralf Dahrendorf: Liberty and civil society; 3. Raymond Plant: Social welfare without class warfare; 4. Gertrude Himmelfarb and Irving Kristol: The moral imagination; 
Part II | COLD WARRIORS; 5. Raymond Aron: The opium of the intellectuals; 6. Friedrich A. Hayek: The constitution of liberty; 7. Isaiah Berlin: Liberty and pluralism; 8. Michael J. Oakeshott: The conservative disposition; 9. Leo Strauss: Relativism and the crisis of modernity 
Part III | ORDERLY LIBERTY - 10. Edmund Burke: Liberty and duty; 11. James Madison vs. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Two views of self-government; 12. Alexis de Tocqueville: Democracy in America
Part IV | THE SPIRIT OF LIBERTY - 13. Winston S. Churchill: The English-Speaking Peoples and the Free World
Part V | POLITICS OF IMPERFECTION: THE ANGLO-AMERICAN TRADITION OF LIBERTY - 14. Limited and accountable Government; 15. Two kinds of rationalism; 16. Liberty as conversation

About the Author
João Carlos Espada is the director and founder of the Institute of Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal, where he is Professor of Political Studies. He earned his DPhil from the University of Oxford, and has taught at Brown, Stanford and Georgetown Universities in the US, and the College of Europe in Warsaw, Poland. He was political advisor to President Mário Soares (1986–1990) and President Cavaco Silva (2006–2011).

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Introduction available here