The Turgot Collection - David Gordon

The Turgot Collection, edited by David Gordon.
8.5 x 11 inches, 560 pages, Large Print Edition.
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Reviews: Murray Rothbard, Jim Powell.
Turgot might have been the key influence on Jefferson but, in any case, he certainly was the great French liberal of the 18th century, not only a proto-Austrian but also a fantastic defender of human liberty in every respect.

Of course the book includes his famed and pioneering "Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth." But this volume covers economics, history, social theory, philosophy, and even religion. It also includes his correspondence with Voltaire, Hume, Condorcet, and others.

You will find yourself wrapped up in his worldview and thinking like a liberal French aristocrat of the time. Murray Rothbard's brilliant essay on Turgot is the preface. David Gordon wrote the lucid and helpful introductions to each section. Here you find not only his economics but his theory of history and life itself.

Turgot might be the greatest, least known of the enlightenment liberals. This volume should certainly contribute to making a revival possible.