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Inventing the Individual:  The Origins of Western Liberalism. Larry Siedentop. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Liberalism is rightly considered to be an ideology based primarily on individual freedom.  Hobbes and Locke, as philosophical proponents of natural rights, were among the first to argue that government exists primarily for the protection of individual rights. The fear of violent death compels man to…