Herbert Spencer on Liberalism
The Man versus the State: ."the law of equal freedom" . Believed society functions like nature: governing itself ."laiseez-faire" government should protect liberties of civilians rather than forcing laws .Government needed only to protect the weak from corrupt powers
"all socialism is slavery"
-Civilians had right to ignore the state
-Attacked imperialism and annexation of states
-Called for social reforms in the safety of workers, welfare programs, and educatoin
"the greatest single work of libertarian political philosophy ever written."-Murray Rothbard (Economist)
However, later on in life, Spencer's political views became