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Tom G. Palmer on the rule of law.

The importance of the rule of law is hard to overstate. It defines those societies not governed by the whims of central authorities. Tom Palmer — Cato Institute Senior Fellow and General Director of the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity — believes that promoting liberty and the rule of law means discovering that tradition in cultures around the world. He explores these themes in his new book, Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History and Practice. He spoke at the Cato Institute December 1, 2009.