Cato's Letters: Or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects

John Trenchard (Author) Thomas Gordon (Author)


Almost a generation before Washington, Henry, and Jefferson were even born, two Englishmen, concealing their identities with the honored ancient name of Cato, wrote newspaper articles condemning tyranny and advancing principles of liberty that immensely influenced American colonists. The Englishmen were John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon.

John Trenchard (1662-1723) devoted himself to writing on contemporary British politics and for one year was a Member of Parliament from Taunton.

Thomas Gordon (ca. 1695-1750) was a tutor in languages, a publisher, and a pamphleteer.

Ronald Hamowy was Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History at the University of Alberta, Edmonton.

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$24.00  $22.08
Liberty Fund
Publish Date
August 31, 1995
6.1 X 2.5 X 9.1 inches | 3.55 pounds

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About the Author

John Trenchard C.Ss.R. is a Redemptorist with wide pastoral experience. He was ordained priest in 1971 and has led Parish Missions and Retreats throughout his priestly life. He worked with Redemptorist Publications for a number of years before being appointed their Publishing Director in 1981. During that time he wrote or co-wrote some of Redemptorist Publications outstanding titles. In 1987 he became a Parish Priest in the Westminster Diocese. He was elected as Redemptorist Provincial in England in 1997. Having served for nine years as Provincial he now returns to the role of Parish Priest, in London.
Dr. Thomas Gordon is a licensed psychologist who has received the 1999 Gold Medal Award for Enduring Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation, the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California State Psychological Association, and the first Career Achievement Award from the National Parenting Instructors Association. The author of several books-including Leader Effectiveness Training and Teacher Effectiveness Training-he has been a consultant to the White House Conference on Children and the White House Fellows.