The Nightwatchman Society’s first book club met on the 10th of July at the Royal College Skills Centre in Colombo. The book chosen for the discussion was “Classical Liberalism: A Primer”; specifically, Chapter 2 of the “Principles of Classical Liberalism” by Eamonn Butler.
The session was quite extensive and afterwards, the discussion was broadened to include content from a few videos featuring Milton Friedman as well. The conversations that followed focused on areas like the role of the state in society and developed to touch on new challenges to the classical liberal worldview such as the emergence of hate speech online.
The book that was the focus of this session can be downloaded using link below: