Martin Gurri discusses how the tidal wave of information rising in the past few decades has transformed the relationship between authority figures and the public.
Originally published over several months in 1992, Raico’s brief history of classical liberalism was written in memory of Roy A. Childs, Jr.
Erasmus, a great Renaissance scholar, was a champion of peace and religious toleration.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
In the Republic, Plato discusses with Adeimantus the benefits of specialization and the division of labor.
Sumner says there’s a time to talk about the reasons people get into trouble, and a time to help them.
Property rights in democratic societies contribute much to peaceable relations among men as they pursue commercial endeavors and become wary of radical politics.
Alexis de Tocqueville comments on the Freedom of the Press, explaining why it contributes to peacable societies despite the press’ volatility.
Adam Smith argues that religious liberty tempers the nefarious effects of fanaticism and allows for rational moderation to prevail in religious societies.
In this final interview before his death in 2002, philosopher Robert Nozick covers a range of topics, including his purported repudiation of libertarianism.
In this excerpt from a July 4th speech in 1852, Frederick Douglass highlights the contradiction of a country founded on liberty and yet supportive of slavery.
A look at Isabel Paterson’s The God of the Machine, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A look at Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A look at Rose Wilder Lane’s The Discovery of Freedom, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Ayn Rand, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Isabel Paterson, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
A short biography of Rose Wilder Lane, one of three women who launched the modern American libertarian movement.
Edmund Burke describes how the new rulers of France “despise experience as the wisdom of unlettered men.” From Reflections on the Revolution in France.