Meet Another Champion of Liberty : Benjamin Constant (1767 - 1830)Submitted by Cyril on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 14:28
The citizens possess individual rights independently of all social and political authority. ANY authority which violates these rights becomes ILLEGITIMATE. NO authority can call these rights into question WITHOUT destroying ITS OWN credentials.
Here's a nice introduction to the man, his life, his works :