Principium Volume II, Book 10, Quote 967, 970 and 971

967. (11-15-2010) [T]hose anxious to preserve [liberty] must prove their devotion by their attention to the mundane concerns of public life and by the efforts they are prepared to give to the understanding of issues that the idealist is often inclined to treat as common, if not sordid. The intellectual leaders in the movement for liberty have all too often confined their attention to those uses of liberty closest to their hearts, and have made little effort to comprehend the significance of those restrictions of liberty which did not directly affect them.

- Friedrich A. Hayek – The Constitution of Liberty, 1978


970. (11-16-2010) (Friedrich A. Hayek’s definition of Liberty)ATJ …that condition of men in which coercion of some by others is reduced as much as is possible in society….(For Hayek this could also mean “individual” or “personal” freedom or the)ATJ state in which a man is not a subject to coercion by the arbitrary will of another or others…

- Friedrich A. Hayek – The Constitution of Liberty, 1978


971. (11-16-2010) The task of a policy of freedom must therefore be to minimize coercion or its harmful effects, even if it cannot eliminate it completely.

- Friedrich A. Hayek – The Constitution of Liberty, 1978

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