Political Theory Texts is a collection of free, legal, online texts that are suitable for classroom use.

To ensure that these texts are usable in the classroom, I have only included versions that have page numbers, paragraph numbers, section numbers, or are short enough that lack of pagination won't be a problem.

Due to copyright restrictions, most texts written or first translated into English in the last 75 years are not available here.

This is very much a work in progress. The goal is to make the site as inclusive as possible. Please let me know about any thinkers/texts that are missing, or if you are aware of better-quality versions online. I welcome suggestions, criticisms, and offers of help. Please email Matthew Moore (Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo) at mmoore02 [at] calpoly [dot] edu.

Please note: All files marked TAH are used by kind permission of Teaching American History.