The Links between God’s Law, Civil Government, Freedom, and Prosperity.

There was a time in America when the concept of Communism, also known by its maiden name Socialism, drew an instinctive reaction of horror. Today, after generations of public schooling extolling its benefits, the seeds of Socialism are in full bloom. Both major parties adhere to its principles, quibbling only about details. The purpose of this page is to not only honor the great thinkers of the past, but also to remind modern-day Utopians that their schemes have proven wrong in both theory and practice, to point to a better way, and to arm those opposing them in the battle of ideas.


The following is a list of the content. Where the book is available, we have included a link to it for immediate download. All files are published in the Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF), which retains the look and feel of a tangible book, with precise page formatting and the ability to print a hardcopy on your local printer. In order to view PDF documents, you must have a PDF viewer. The most popular of these is the Adobe Acrobat® Reader, which is freely available. Click here to download the Adobe Acrobat® Reader.

Frederick Bastiat

Other Information

  • We hope to add other documents in future editions of this product.
  • We hope to make the entire collection available on CD-ROM at some time in the future for a reasonable media fee.

Published by Others

The following are books that Portage might consider publishing, but which have been ably published by others:

  • An Essay on Economic Theory. This is a modern English translation of Richard Cantillon’s Essai sur la Nature du Commerce en Général, translated by Chantal Saucier, and edited by Mark Thornton.