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.

Gabrielle Okun

Gabrielle Okun is a Marketing Assistant for Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. She graduated with a B.A. in History and minor in Political Science from The College of New Jersey. Her writing was previously published by The Daily Caller News Foundation with a focus on immigration, anti-Semitism, and the rise of populist movements in Europe.