Thursday, 31 January 2013

Things you learn at 2am

In their book The Marketplace of Christianity Ekelund Jr., Robert F. Hebert and Robert D. Tollison note that in 1805:
Spanish Index of Forbidden Books issued under the aegis of the Catholic Church banned hundred of titles, including Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France.
I can't quite see what Adam would have said that would get him banned.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I suspect they were pissed at the commentary around Spanish mercantilism.