Magna Carta – property rights led to freedom, human rights & democracy?

An interesting and entertaining article in the Estates Gazette highlights that Magna Carta forms the basis for the establishment of secure property rights in this country. Meanwhile, on the BBC Radio 4 programme Point of View, Prof Roger Scruton, philosopher, considers the underlying institutions needed for democracy, human rights and freedom to exist in a country, and indeed property right feature as essential.

If Scruton is correct, the Magna Carta can be seen as a significant foundation of not just personal freedom but also for freedom and human rights.


Do you agree?


For the Estates Gazette articls, click here – Magna Carta

And here is Roger Scruton’s 10 minute broadcast:



Published: Friday, September 4th, 2015, 2:35 pm | Posted in: Resources
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