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The Joys of Freedom

In response to the criticism that libertarians tend to be a somewhat pessimistic lot, Boaz explores the optimistic side of the growth of freedom.

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Are We Freer?

Boaz combats the pessimistic view that our freedom is declining, arguing that, in many ways, we are more free.

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The Return of Big Government

Boaz refutes the notion that it was libertarian laissez-faire policies that created the problems that have arisen in our society.

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Government, War, and Libertarianism

Logan criticizes libertarian hawks, not only for supporting anti-libertarian policies, but also for promoting strategies which actually encourage terrorists.

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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.