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Oct 13, 2005 9:40 pm


Arthur Seldon of the Institute of Economic Affairs Dies Aged 89



I've just heard that Arthur Seldon, former editorial director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), has died peacefully at his home. Born in 1916, he was a very important person in the renaissance of classical liberal ideas in postwar Britain. I propose to post more about AS later, after I've taught my morning classes.

UPDATE: Wednesday's Independent (London) carries a refereshingly candid obituary of Arthur Seldon by Dennis Kavanagh and an appreciation by Colin Robinson. The article goes behind subscription at 7 p.m. (EDT) this Friday.

FURTHER UPDATE: London newspapers carry three more obituaries today (Thursday). Go here for an obituary by Alfred Sherman in the Guardian, here for the obituary in the Daily Telegraph, and here for the obituary in The Times. If you're interested in finding out more about Seldon, you'll find them all worth reading.

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Kenneth R Gregg - 10/13/2005

I'm glad that Liberty Fund is publishing Seldon's Collected Works ( http://www.libertyfund.org/details.asp?displayID=1881 ) so that others will be able to know and understand Seldon's ideas and efforts over the decades.

He will be missed. One of the quiet leaders of classical liberalism. May he always be remembered.

Just a thought.
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