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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Spectacled Avenger’s Reading List, 2012

In keeping with established tradition, and to satisfy the curiosity of those readers who wish to know how the Spectacled Avenger passes the long winter nights, he offers below his list of books read over the course of the preceding year. It is rather a mixed bag.

As with previous annual lists, bolded entries denote those books that the Avenger particularly enjoyed and would recommend without hesitation. If he could “half bold” something, it would be the Schulman volume, the first half of which he thought was one of the most fascinating, sad, and beautiful things he has read in a long time, while the second half managed to annoy, infuriate, and ultimately bore him to tears.

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ADDISON, Joseph and Richard STEELE. The Spectator (Vol. 3). Edinburgh: J. and J. Ruthven, 1809.

AINSLIE, George. Picoeconomics: The Strategic Interaction of Successive Motivational States within the Person. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

ALEXANDER, Gregory S. and Eduardo M. PEÑALVER. An Introduction to Property Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

BACON, Francis. The Advancement of Learning and New Atlantis. Thomas Case (ed.).Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967.

BERRYMAN, Jeffrey. The Law of Equitable Remedies. Toronto: Irwin Law, 2000.

BERTELLI, Anthony Michael. The Political Economy of Public Sector Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

BIX, Brian H. Contract Law: Rules, Theory, and Context. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

BODANSKY, Daniel. The Art and Craft of International Environmental Law. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.

BOLDRIN, Michele and David K.  LEVINE. Against Intellectual Monopoly. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount. Political Writings. David Armitage (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

BRANDOLINI, Aurelio Lippo. Republics and Kingdoms Compared. James Hankins (trans.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.

BUCHANAN, James M. The Limits of Liberty: Between Anarchy and Leviathan (Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Vol. 7). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2000.

BUCHANAN, James M. Public Finance in Democratic Process: Fiscal Institutions and Individual Choice (Collected Works of James M. Buchanan, Vol. 4). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999.

BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France (Select Works of Edmund Burke, Vol .2). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999.

CALDWELL, Peter C. Popular Sovereignty and the Crisis of German Constitutional Law: The Theory and Practice of Weimar Constitutionalism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1997.

CICERO. Pro Milone, In Pisonem, Pro Scauro, etc. N. H. Watts (trans.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1953.

CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (Vol. I, Part II). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1816.

COWLEY, Abraham. A Proposition for the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy. London: Henry Herringman, 1661 (facsimile, Menston, UK: Scolar Press, 1969).

DE LOLME, Jean-Louis. The Constitution of England. London: Baldwyn and Co., 1821.

DICEY, A. V. Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1982.

FLOOD, Colleen M. and Lorne SOSSIN. Administrative Law in Context. Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2008.

FOLEY, Elizabeth. Price. The Tea Party: Three Principles. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

[FRANCIS, Sir Philip]. The Letters of Junius (Vol. I). Dublin: J. Beatty, 1787.

[FRANCIS, Sir Philip]. The Letters of Junius (Vol. II). Dublin: J. Beatty, 1787.

GOLDSMITH, Oliver. Essays. London: W. Griffin, 1765 (facsimile, Menston, UK: Scolar Press, 1970).

GORDLEY, James. Foundations of Private Law: Property, Tort, Contract, Unjust Enrichment. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

GRANT, George. Lament for a Nation (40th anniversary edition). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005.

GRIBELIN, Simon. A Book of Ornaments Engraved by Simon Gribelin II in the Year MDCCIV. Philip Hofer (ed.). Meriden, CT: Timothy Press, 1941.

HAMILTON, Alexander, James MADISON, and John JAY. The Federalist. New York: Modern Library, 2000.

HARRIS, William V. War and Imperialism in Republican Rome, 327-70 BC. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

HEUSTON, R. F. V. Lives of the Lord Chancellors, 1885-1940. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.

HOBBES, Thomas. Leviathan. Oxford: Clarendon Press 1967.

HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Collected Legal Papers. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Howe, 1920 (reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2007).

HUME, David. The Natural History of Religion and Dialogues concerning Natural Religion. A. Wayne Colver and John Valdimir Price (eds.). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976.

HUTCHINSON, Allan C. Laughing at the Gods: Great Judges and How They Made the Common Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

JACOBS, Alan M. Governing for the Long Term: Democracy and the Politics of Investment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

KAMES, Henry Home, Lord. Elements of Criticism (Vol. I). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005.

LOXLEY, John. Public Service, Private Profits: The Political Economy of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2010.

MAITLAND, F. W. The Forms of Action at Common Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.

MALTHUS, Thomas. An Essay on the Principle of Population. Donald Winch (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

MARTIN, Lawrence. Harperland: The Politics of Control (updated edition). Toronto: Penguin, 2011.

McMAHAN, Jeff. Killing in War. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2009.

MENCKEN, H. L. Prejudices: First, Second, and Third Series. New York: Library of America, 2010.

MENCKEN, H. L. Prejudices: Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Series. New York: Library of America, 2010.

MOLESWORTH, Robert. An Account of Denmark. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2011.

MORTON, F. L. and Rainer KNOPFF. The Charter Revolution and the Court Party. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2000.

NEDHAM, Marchamont. The Excellencie of a Free-State. Blair Worden (ed.). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2011.

NICHOLAS, Barry. An Introduction to Roman Law. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975.

NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Unfashionable Observations (Complete Works, Vol. 2). Richard T. Gray (trans.). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995.

PAINE, Thomas. Collected Writings. New York: Library of America, 1955.

PLUTARCH. Lives (Vol. VIII): Sertorius and Eumenes, Phocion and Cato the Younger. Bernadotte Perrin (trans.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1959.

POLLOCK, Sir Frederick and Frederic William MAITLAND. The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (Vol. I). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1898.

PRATT, James. Ethics as Integrity: The Moral Psychology of Character. PhD dissertation. York University (Toronto), 2007.

PRICE, Richard. A Review of the Principal Questions in Morals. D. Daiches Raphael (ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1948.

RAPHAEL, D. D. The Impartial Spectator: Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007.

RAWLS, John. A Theory of Justice. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971.

RESCHER, Nicholas. Nature and Understanding: The Metaphysics and Method of Science. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.

ROBBINS, Caroline (ed.). Two English Republican Tracts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969.

ROSE, H. B. The Economic Background to Investment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960.

SAMUELS, Warren J. Essays on the Economic Role of Government, Vol. 2: Applications. Washington Square, NY: New York University Press, 1992.

SANTE, Luc. Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.

SCHMITT, Carl. The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes. George Schwab (trans.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

SCHULMAN, Sarah. The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012.

SHAFTESBURY, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (Vol. II). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001.

SHAFTESBURY, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (Vol. III). Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2001.

SHAVELL, Steven. Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

SOSA, Ernest. A Virtue Epistemology: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume I. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007.

SPENCE, Michael. Intellectual Property (Clarendon Law Series). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

SWIFT, Jonathan. A Tale of a Tub. London: John Nutt, 1710 (facsimile, Menston, UK: Scolar Press, 1970).

TAYLOR, Charles. Radical Tories: The Conservative Tradition in Canada. Toronto: Anansi Press, 2006.

THOMSON, James. The Seasons. London, 1730 (facsimile, Meston, UK: Scolar Press, 1970).

ZAJAC, Edward E. The Political Economy of Fairness. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

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