April 12, 2018 Print

Last month, Atlas Network sent more than 150 books on free markets, individual liberties, and classical liberalism to students at the John Paul II Junior College in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize.

Professor of Latin and humanities at John Paul II Junior College Matthew Riley received the books, including The Morality of Capitalism, Self-Control or State Control?, and Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice, all by Atlas Network Executive Vice President for International Programs and George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty, Dr. Tom G. Palmer.

“Since John Paul II Junior College uniquely offers a Catholic liberal arts education in Belize, I hope to make clear the connections between that tradition (e.g. Aristotle and Aquinas; the Spanish Scholastics; Lord Acton; Leo XIII, Pius XI, St. John Paul II – especially the principle of subsidiarity) and the ideas of classical liberty and free markets,” said Riley. “Belize is a country blessed with human and natural resources; it achieved its independence peacefully. It will flourish as it ought to through adopting those ideas and adapting them to its own special place among nations. At John Paul II Junior College we hope to produce some of the future leaders who will make Belize better.”