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A History of Libertarianism

In this excerpt from Libertarianism: A Primer, Boaz tells the history of the movement for liberty, from to Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu through the 20th century.

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Civil Liberty and Social Bonds

In this excerpt from an 1883 speech, Sumner discusses the nature of liberty and the implications of the transition from a status-based society to one based on contract.

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Free Action and Full Enjoyment

In this excerpt from an 1880 speech, Herbert argues that each of us is the judge of our own happiness and is entitled to the full reward of our exertions.