State has too much control of civil life

Professor Niall Ferguson’s final Reith lecture is this weeks Public Domain feature. He argues that the greatest mistake of the past fifty years was to allow the state to encroach on civil life, assuming it could do a better job than the people themselves.

The fourth part of Professor Ferguson’s lectures series “The Rule of Law and its Enemies” is called “Civil and Uncivil Societies”.

This is an exert from the full lecture.

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