Books from ISIL BBS

Books from ISIL BBS

The following plaintext files are complete books from the ISIL BBS. These are some key early works influencing American political thought. Highly recommended.

John Locke (1690)
Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay -- An Essay Concerning The True Original Extent And End Of Civil Government [348k]

Thomas Paine (1776)
Common Sense -- Of the Origin and Design of Government in General, with Concise Remarks on the English Constitution [124k]

Thomas Paine (1780)
The American Crisis [528k]

Frederic Bastiat (1850)
The Law [132k]

Frederic Bastiat (1850)
That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen [120k]

John Stuart Mill (1860)
On Liberty [330k]

Lysander Spooner (1869)
No Treason -- The Constitution of No Authority [114k]

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