José Antonio Aguilar Rivera (2012–13) reports the publication of Liberty in Mexico: Writings on Liberalism from the Early Republican Period to the Second Half of the Twentieth Century (Liberty Fund, 2012).

The volume presents 64 essays and writings on liberty and liberalism, from the early republican period to the late 20th century, from a variety of important Mexican authors. Selections by Octavio Paz round out the collection of primary sources previously not available to readers in English.

“The texts in this volume refute commonly held notions that the liberal project in Latin America had no indigenous roots,” says Aguilar. “The institutions of modern representative government and free-market capitalism were very much part of the founding of Mexico.”