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The Era of Expert Failure

Diversified knowledge required in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.

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An Arrow Against All Tyrants

Overton was one of the Levellers who, during the English Civil War, were among the very first to articulate the early ideas of liberalism.

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Woman as a Moral Being

Grimké, a prominent abolitionist lecturer and early feminist, criticizes the legal status of women under English and American law.

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You Are a Man And So Am I

Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.

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Libertarianism in the Crosshairs

Starting from the premise that mass resistance to your ideas is a sign of success, Palmer critiques several criticisms of libertarian philosophy.