Hayek’s Liberalism: The Constitution of Perpetual Privilege

Bay, Christian. “Hayek's Liberalism: The Constitution of Perpetual Privilege.” Political Science Review 1 (Fall 1971): 93–124


“Already the heading may strike admirers of this work as slanted and unfair, demonstrating this reviewer’s prejudice against Hayek’s Old Whig Liberalism. And I readily grant that privilege, as Hayek defines this term, is what he above all else wants his political system to do away with. “The essence of the liberal position,” he writes, “is the denial of all privilege, if privilege is understood in its proper and original meaning of the state granting and protecting rights to some which are not available on equal terms to others.”

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