Presley discusses Albert Camus’s essay “Neither Victims nor Executioners.”
For many women, resisting oppression meant turning a critical eye toward religious authorities.
Presley offers advice for thinking independently.
Presley reviews La Boétie’s classic essay.
Frances E. W. Harper was an author, poet, and abolitionist.
A libertarian commitment to individualism means taking sexism in language seriously.
Curse Those Scrooge-like [fill in your favorite Grinch]: Examining the Myths about Charitable Giving
“Giving is up…. And individuals give more than corporations, foundations and bequests put together.”
Political correctness isn’t a good reason to support something—or to oppose it.
Presley explains how authoritarian relationships on the person-to-person level affect a free society.
Abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was an author, editor, journalist, and scholar.
McElroy’s book ignores important sources that would undermine her views.
Presley argues that libertarians will be more persuasive if they actively support private alternatives to government poverty programs.
Having previously discussed abolitionist black women, Presley highlights some of the white women in the movement to end slavery.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Drawing on her memories of the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, Presley calls for a renewed commitment to free speech on college campuses.
Evolutionary psychology is not a “psychology of freedom.”
Presley begins a series of posts describing a “psychology of freedom” and explaining its relevance to libertarianism more broadly.