Buchanan as a Classical Liberal
By Hartmut Kliemt
This article appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of The Independent Review


James Buchanan’s political liberalism did not, as some believe, arise from his notions of “contractarianism.” Instead, it is more accurate to characterize Buchanan as a “communitarian philosopher” whose political use of the unanimity principle led him to his classical-liberal position.

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