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Man Versus the State


Herbert Spencer, The Man vs. the State with Six Essays on Government, Society and Free...
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LETTER VIII
LETTER IX
LETTER X
LETTER XI
LETTER XII
ENDNOTES
{ OVER-LEGISLATION (1853)
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{ REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT—WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? (1857)
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{ THE SOCIAL ORGANISM (1860)
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{ SPECIALIZED ADMINISTRATION (1871)
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{ FROM FREEDOM TO BONDAGE (1891)
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PUBLISHER’S NOTE
The Man Versus The State by Herbert Spencer was originally published in 1884 by Williams and
Norgate, London and Edinburgh. The book consisted of four articles which had been published in
Contemporary Review for February, April, May, June, and July of 1884. For collection in book
form, Spencer added a Preface and a Postscript. In 1892 the book was reissued with the addition
of a few notes in reply to criticism of the first edition.
This Liberty Fund edition contains the entire text of the 1892 edition.
The Man Versus The State was maintained in print for many years in various editions. In 1892 an
edition was issued in the United States by D. Appleton and Company. In 1940 one was issued in
Great Britain as part of The Thinker’s Library.
Two editions have circulated in the United States in the last forty years. In 1940 Caxton Printers,
Ltd., of Caldwell, Idaho, issued an edition with an Introduction by Albert Jay Nock. In this edition,
two more essays, “Over-Legislation” and “From Freedom to Bondage,” were added to the original
four.
In 1969 Penguin Books issued an edition with an Introduction by Donald Macrae. In this edition,
“From Freedom to Bondage” was also included along with three other essays, “The Social
Organism,” “Representative Government—What Is It Good For?,” and “Specialized
Administration.”
For this Liberty Fund edition we have included the Introduction by Nock. In addition, we have
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