Cercle Frédéric Bastiat

2017-08-18 04:56:09

Tribute to Jacques de Guenin

, by David Hart

By David M. Hart (Oct. 25, 2015).

I first met Jacques when he visited Liberty Fund in 2004 to discuss the translation project we had undertaken as a result of his inspiration and under his editorial leadership. I met a charming, soft-spoken man who was obviously dedicated to Bastiat, to the principle of individual liberty, and to the translation project. And his love of Bastiat rubbed off onto us.

I’m not sure when Jacques first came across the work of Frédéric Bastiat but I think it was in the late 1980s after he had retired and had more time on his hands for other activities. He came...