Francis Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas: Champion of Late-Victorian Individualism

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March 6, 2012
Libertarian Papers
by Alastair M. Paynter  
Posted in Commentary

"By the 1880s it had become clear that the intellectual tide in Britain was turning against the idea of a minimal state. Under the influence of the New Idealists, the Liberal Party, once the champion of individual liberty, had changed into an organ for interventionist legislation. Challenging this movement was an assortment of anti-collectivists including Old Liberals, Tories, and radical individualists. Spearheading the defence of individualism was the 10th Earl of Wemyss, Francis Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas." [abstract; full paper available as PDF or MS Word download] (0305/12)  

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