Adam Smith reconsidered: history, liberty, and the foundations of modern politics

Originally published in Journal of Economic Methodology


In "Adam Smith and the Ends of Political Economy," Paul Sagar repositions Adam Smith as a significant political theorist. Sagar argues that Smith was a serious historical scholar who engaged in comparative historical analysis and was a vocal critic of imperialism and slavery. Despite some disagreements, Sagar's work underscores Smith's sophisticated analyses of different political systems.

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