The Western Democratic Tradition
From "Australian Topics" by Doctor M Cooray (c 1985)

Prologue
Preface
Introduction
Original Values & Institutions
Reform Ideas
Freedom
3 Fundamentals
Economic Freedom
Limitations on Power of Government
Limited Government Undermined
Limits on the power of the Legislature
Individual Responsibility Basis Of Law
Rights & Duties
Moral & Spiritual Roots
Making The "New Man"
Communism & Democratic Socialism
Experience of Mankind
Undermining Freedom & Responsibility
Critical Spirit
Failure to Invest in Ideas
"Here's-a-Problem — we must act"
Effects of Reformist Ethos
No Promise of a Utopia
Modern Reform Movements
Utopians: Coercive versus Liberal
Better Future for Mankind
Christianity, Liberalism & Tradition
From Bondage to Freedom and Back
Epitaph
Exportability of the Tradition
Epilogue
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