Magna Carta and Its 800-Year Legacy (MP3 download)
By Andrew Lewis
Eight hundred years ago, England’s nobles allied against the rapacious King John to restrain his excessive taxation and irresponsible attempts at foreign conquest. The alliance prepared a list of rules that John had to follow to regain their allegiance and maintain his throne. The “Great Charter” was the first significant step in a centuries-long odyssey toward the ideal of limited government. This talk discusses Magna Carta’s catalytic role in the history of constitutions and liberty.
This lecture was recorded at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2015 in Charlotte, NC.