The Anti-Federalists had a strong distrust of government power. A national government with too much power was, as far as they were concerned, a pathway to government oppression.
Sanders’ frontrunner status is a symptom of the devolution of the Democratic Party. Collective action problems could produce Sanders 2020 just like they did Trump 2016.
Marsilius of Padua deemed the church of his day to be one of the most potent disturbers of the peace.
Terence Hanbury White satirizes the myth of King Arthur in order to explain the dangers of absolute power.
The Catholic case for political liberty is found in recognizing that God-given dignity entails individual liberty.
Donald Trump is a symptom and not the cause of the decline of the Republican Party.
The 1619 Project and the debate it spurred have both been fraught with conceptual and historical misunderstandings about the relationship between slavery and free markets.
For Americans, Cato’s Letters is a reminder that the fight for liberty did not begin in 1776, and also that it will never end because the thirst for power is unquenchable.
Martin Van Buren could have warned us that Donald Trump is what you get when a modern political party stops functioning like one.
War powers practice in the early republic suggests that the president’s power of “self‐defense” was far narrower than Trump’s defenders imagine.
Mencius believed that the state ought to promote the virtuous flourishing of its people.
Despite its incredible potential to boost peace and prosperity, free trade has always had to fight an uphill battle against the seeds of trade protectionism planted by mercantilism in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.
Remembering an “extraordinarily earnest” musician who believed in striving for excellence.
Beccaria was deeply opposed to the death penalty, a rarity for his time when most believed capital punishment was an acceptable response to many crimes.
Advertising alerts consumers to the existence of options they didn’t know they had.
Taxing private wealth isn’t putting idle resources to use; it’s uprooting resources already being put to productive ends in the economy.
Nowhere in the Constitution does it carve out a spot for secretive bureaucracies that never have to answer to the public.