Speeches, events, short videos, and more.

February 27, 1994 Video Collection

Richard Ebeling: Ludwig von Mises in Austria

Richard Ebeling is currently a professor of economics at Northwood University. He was the president of the Foundation for Economic Education from 2003 to 2008 and has published several books on Ludwig von Mises and Austrian economics.

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September 21, 1986 Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr.: A Tribute to Bob LeFevre

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic. He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition. He passed away in 1992.

In this video from Free Press Association dinner in New York in 1986, Roy Childs gives a tribute to Bob LeFevre, the founder of the Freedom School and one of Childs’s mentors. LeFevre had passed away earlier that year.

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April 5, 1982 Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr., on Ronald Reagan’s Foreign Policy

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic. He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition. He passed away in 1992.

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June 2, 1983 Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr.: The Ethics of Liberty

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic. He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition. He passed away in 1992.

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April 26, 1981 Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr., on Reagan’s Presidential Win

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic. He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition. He passed away in 1992.

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April 11, 1981 Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr.: The Radical Libertarian Vision

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic. He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition. Childs edited Libertarian Review from 1977 to 1981 and was a Cato Institute scholar from 1982 to 1984. He wrote and edited hundreds of book reviews for Laissez Faire Books from 1984 until his death in 1992.

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April 11, 1981 Video Collection

The Libertarian Party’s First Decade

David Nolan was one of the founders of the Libertarian Party, and was also the inventor of the Nolan chart, which separates issues of economic and social freedom by representing them on a multidimensional plane, with libertarianism at the top (representing the philosophy espousing the highest degree of both social and economic freedoms). He passed away in 2010.

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June 1, 1983 Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr.: A History of the Libertarian Movement

Roy A. Childs, Jr. was an essayist, lecturer, and critic. He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition. Childs edited Libertarian Review from 1977 to 1981 and was a Cato Institute scholar from 1982 to 1984. He wrote and edited hundreds of book reviews for Laissez Faire Books from 1984 until his death in 1992.

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April 5, 1992 Video Collection

Thomas Szasz: The Right to Take Drugs

Thomas Szasz is a psychiatrist and author well known for his criticism of the modern psychiatry movement. He has consistently sought to apply classical liberal principles (such as bodily and mental self ownership) to social science and also explored the consequences of mandatory institutionalization of persons the state deemed to be insane.

Szasz passed away on September 8, 2012.

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1991 Video Collection

An Introduction to Libertarianism with Marshall Fritz

Marshall Fritz founded the Alliance for the Separation of School and State and Advocates for Self-Government, and was perhaps best known as the creator of the World’s Smallest Political Quiz, a 10-question survey that places quiz-takers in one of five categories: Libertarian, Liberal, Centrist, Conservative, or Statist. Fritz passed away in 2008.

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