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.

Hannes Gissurarson

Hannes Gissurarson is a professor of political science at the University of Iceland. He frequently speaks about issues related to classical liberalism and is a strong advocate of free market-oriented policies.