Civil Libertine

Friday, July 14, 2006


John Wilkes was an 18th century libertine, philanderer and author of what has been called the dirtiest poem in the English language. He was also a civil liberties pioneer, one of the first stalwarts of the free press. Brooke probes Arthur H. Cash, author of John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty about Wilkes’s illustrious, debaucherous career.

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