10566The Nation‘s blog The Beat listed Peter Linebaugh’s The Magna Carta Manifesto as one of it’s 2008 Most Valuable Progressives (MVPs), calling it “the year’s most lyrical and necessary book on liberty”. Linebaugh has the rare ability to transport the reader back in time with a few telling details, and in this book he guides us through freedom struggles across the globe and throughout history. He details how the people of the past used charters to protect their liberties from corrosion, and illustrates how these same struggles play out in today’s political and economic worlds.