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October 20, 2014

Leonard P. Liggio, RIP

I have belatedly learned of the passing of a great classical liberal scholar, Leonard P. Liggio. I first met Leonard at an Institute for Humane Studies conference when I was an undergraduate at New York University. He was a remarkable and remarkably patient and gentle teacher. I was in awe of his utterly encyclopedic knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. I especially valued his work on Left and Right and The Literature of Liberty. He became a colleague and friend over the years, and was supportive of my research, especially as I worked toward the completion of my doctoral studies.

Historian Ralph Raico has written a fine obituary of this gentle man. He will be missed by all of those who value liberty.