The purpose of these Excursions is to explore the fascinating and complex history of libertarian ideas. Over four decades of reading, writing, and lecturing on the history of libertarianism have taught Smith an important lesson, namely, that the theories of some early libertarian thinkers were sometimes better and more sophisticated than the theories we take for granted today.

Charles J. Sykes

Charles J. Sykes is an author, radio host, and political commentator. He hosted a conservative talk show on WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1993 to 2016.