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About the Writer of the preface:
Roger Pilon is vice president for Legal Affairs, B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies and director of the Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute.
About Cato Institute:
The Cato Institute is a nonpartisan pulbic policy research foundation located in Washington, D.C. Named for Cato's Letters, libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution, the Institute takes it's inspiration from the struggle of America's founding generation to secure liberty through limited government and the rule of law.
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