“I say to you, my prohibition friends, your movement is doomed to defeat, because you build on a foundation of sand, on a perverted principle.”
An editorial in the U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review defended Canada’s right to become independent of Britain, as the United States had.
“Servitude and mastery result from the struggle between the strong and the weak…and Blue Heaven has nothing whatsoever to do with it.”
“[The House] was excited at the novelty and boldness of his…doctrines…Gentlemen from the south…heard the high priest of revolution singing his war song.”
In this essay, Nicholas Elliott examines the libertarian ideology of the Glorious Revolution’s so-called “Levelers.”
“The whole affair…was a web of iniquity…But the subject of this wrong…was a woman, and therefore weak—a colored woman —and therefore contemptible.”
Gow’s pirate crew—much of it sailing with him involuntarily—falls apart, and Gow is hanged.
“Peterson…answered in a surly Tone…So as we Eat so shall we Work: This he spoke aloud so as that…the Captain should hear him.”
When should the military intervene in foreign conflicts? Only rarely and under narrow circumstances, said John Stuart Mill.
In the 1950s and 60s, the Indian economy was ravaged by central planning.
“The ultimate ascendency of the democratic principle is inevitable: it is the part of wisdom [to provide] for the changes which it will naturally bring about.”
The Austrian school has advanced the cause of freedom.
Benedetto Croce argued that the lifespans of particular regimes, tyrants and oppressors are limited, but history always and inevitably arcs toward Liberty.
“Plantain was resolved that he would now make himself King of Madagascar, and govern there with absolute Power and Authority.”
Some abolitionists saw the state as complicit in slavery and tried to fight slavery without its help.
Part II in our investigation into the alleged “Business Plot” for a fascist coup against FDR—The Congressional Committee’s Report on “Un-American Activities.”
Did a shady clique of politicians and businessmen attempt to lead a fascist coup against FDR?—Libertarian icon General Smedley Butler swore as much.
Life in early colonial Virginia was as nasty, brutish, and short as it got for seventeenth-century Englishmen, as shown in the sufferings of Richard Frethorne.