The Magna Carta Manifesto
Liberties and Commons for All
Publisher: University of California Press
Year Published: 2008
Pages: 376pp ISBN: 978-0520247260
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX14452
Linebaugh shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny -- and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, and the prohibition of torture -- are being abridged. In providing a sweeping history of Magna Carta, the source of these protections since 1215, this book demonstrates how these ancient rights are repeatedly laid aside when the greed of privatization, the lust for power, and the ambition of empire seize a state.