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The Law

Narrated by: Bernard Mayes
Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-fiction
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First published as a pamphlet in 1850 in response to the socialist-communist plans and ideas being adopted in France at that time, The Law remains equally relevant today, as the same ideas are now sweeping America.

Public Domain (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc

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  • R. E. Miller
  • 21-07-16

Reading this should be required by LAW! 😋

This is the bedrock of conservatism. ...or the absolute as to why liberals are wrong about what they think conservatives believe. both sides should read this.

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  • Michael
  • 28-08-14

Interesting Essay

Not knowing much about law, this book was one of my attempts to dive into the subject. My thinking is that it is an anti-socialist political commentary. The points are put forward well and I think anyone interested in politics should listen to this but read other books to get a well rounded view. All part of my plan.

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  • FoxEcho89
  • 22-01-20

A profound and concise economic work!

"Just" law is merely protecting liberty. Anything beyond this is a perversion and "legal plunder."

Brilliant.

And how relevant this is today considering the time it was written.

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  • J Lyons
  • 27-09-18

Good Content, Poor Delivery

I know they had the narrator to make the reader imagine it was Bastiat talking, but the accent is a little too thick, especially when listened to on 1.15 or 1.25 speed like I do. It is also somewhat repetitive, but hey. It hammers the points home.

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  • No to Statism
  • 03-07-18

A Truly Excellent Book!

Frederic Bastiat's "The Law", is a supremely classic philosophic view of law! Furthermore, Bernard Mayes was superb in his reading of it! I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • LPeterson
  • 19-11-17

timeless

It's amazing how true Frederic's words ring today. Published in 1850, but could have been published this year.

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  • Leslie
  • 28-10-17

Mandatory listening

The Law is mandatory listening for conservatives and libertarians. Freedom, like morality, can not be legislated.

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  • Zahid Ahmad
  • 31-01-17

Essential Reading in Human Thought

Good introduction to the libertarian thought process. The author develops a case again socialism that leads to another extreme of libertarianism. The desired path is though always somewhere in middle.