Books, CDs donated to institute

CLINTON — Liberty Fund, an independent educational organization devoted to "the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals," has given the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization "a major gift" of books and DVDs as part of the Funds’s book placement program to encourage the study of liberty.

Although the collection has not yet been appraised, "it is over 300 titles and is a mix of books, DVDs and CDs, many of them in boxed sets," an AHI spokeswoman said.

The gift includes an assortment of Western classics by such writers as Shakespeare, Adam Smith, and Ludwig von Mises as well as DVDs produced as part of Liberty Fund’s Intellectual Portrait Series.

Founded in 1960 by Pierre Goodrich, a lawyer and businessman, Liberty Fund publishes books, holds more than 100 conferences annually, and provides a variety of educational resources, including an online Library of Economic and Liberty.

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, headquartered in Clinton, was founded in 2007 to promote excellence in scholarship through the study of freedom, democracy, and capitalism.

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