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The Libertarian Idea

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Published by Temple Univ Pr .
Written in English

  • Political ideologies,
  • Political Doctrines,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Philosophy,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesEthics and Action Series
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8668673M
    ISBN 101566390087
    ISBN 109781566390088

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