This volume contains Stephen Leacock's 1942 wartime treatise, "Our Heritage of Liberty - Its Origin, Its Achievement, Its Crisis". This fascinating and thought-provoking text will appeal to those with an interest in war-inspired literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to collections of related works. The chapters of this volume include: "Britain and America", "The Good and the Bad Old Times", "The March of Progress", "Liberty in the Ancient World, "The Shadow of the Dark and Middle Ages", "National States", "The Growth of Popular Rights", and more. Stephen P. H Butler Leacock (1869 - 1944) was a Canadian writer, humourist, and teacher. He was amongst the most widely read English-speaking authors in the world during the early twentieth century, and is best remembered for his humourous novels. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.