The final module of the Cato University curriculum examines the rebirth of libertarian thought from the 1940s onward.
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This audio course explores the contributions made to the understanding of liberty by the “Austrian” economists, mainly Ludwig von Mises and F. A. Hayek.
This audio course shows how classical liberalism developed in Europe and America in the nineteenth century.
William Lloyd Garrison said that slavery violates the fundamental right of all individuals to be free, and he dedicated his life to abolishing the practice.
Henry David Thoreau sought to live as a wholly free person in a world that was not wholly free. Learn more about his life in this audio home study course.
This home study course explores Mary Wollstonecraft’s arguments for the equal treatment of men and women by the state.
This home study course discusses the issues of equal rights, especially with reference to the flourishing of individuality and pluralism in a free society.
This module explains the background and meaning of each of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, as well as the debates over their ratification.
In this module, the historical background to the United States Constitution, the text of the Constitution itself, and the struggle over its ratification are discussed in detail.
This home study course continues the introduction of Adam Smith’s investigations of the natural laws of exchange in light of the “marginal revolution” of the 1870s.
This lesson in the Cato Home Study Course introduces The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith’s inquiry into the beneficial consequences of voluntary exchange.
This lesson reveals the way in which the American experiment in liberty and limited government arose out of the intersection of libertarian moral and political philosophy and the political conflicts of the day and focuses on The Declaration of Independence.
This lesson focuses on Thomas Paine’s remarkably influential pamphlet Common Sense, published in January 1776 and reprinted 25 times in the next year.
This module explores the foundation of John Locke’s thinking: the idea of the natural law and his understanding of reason and self-ownership.
The basic ideas of individual and imprescriptible rights, spontaneous order, and the rule of law are presented and examined in this first installment of the Cato Home Study Course.