Charles Murray’s new book raises intriguing questions—but is far less objectionable than one might think.
A glance at some economic regulations from the past.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party and the revolution-sparking Coercive Acts.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event, one of the most famous in American history.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the complex story of Americans at the time rather dramatically called the Boston Massacre.
In this essay, Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged and were expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Smith turns his attention to events after the Boston riots. As violence spread throughout the colonies, America moved ever closer to revolution.
Sam Harris’s book represents not just poor philosophical thinking but also a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.
Smith recounts the violent reaction to the Stamp Act, a tax on paper goods levied against the American colonies in 1765.
Smith explores America’s proud history of smuggling in the colonies—and the disastrous attempts by the British to put an end to it.