Article by Stephen Hayward, Visiting Fellow, posted on Power Line Blog.

SALZBURG, Austria, October 19—Back in August of 1990 I attended my first-ever meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Munich, West Germany, not far from my current temporary location. I was still a sluggish graduate student at the time, long past when I should have completed my dissertation, but somehow I had contrived to snag a fellowship to attend, and present a paper whose precise topic I don’t now recall, except for the fact that I included a couple long paragraphs trying to draw inverse lessons from Rousseau’s draft constitution for Poland, mostly to be mischievous because Rousseau doesn’t really fit well with the classical liberal tradition of MPS.