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.

Paul Crider

Paul Crider is a semiconductor process engineer and has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley. He writes on topics from the case for open borders to ethics and libertarian political philosophy.