Adam Smith : and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty Paperback
by James Buchan
The new face of the GBP20 note, Adam Smith was long ago adopted as the father of a neo-conservative economic ideology, not least by Thatcher and Reagan.
More recently New Labour has tried to kidnap him as an ancestor.
In a vigorous and informal book James Buchan shows that Smith fits no modern political category.
As befits the most accessible of all philosophers, this biography does entirely without jargon.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/05/2007
- Category: History of Western philosophy
- ISBN: 9781861979407