The scholars of the Spanish Enlightenment are often overlooked as influencial to political thought throughout the Americas.
Smith discusses the importance of Garrison’s call for the free states to secede from the Union, and the eventual disagreement with Frederick Douglass.
The economic fallacies tackled here are the zero sum game, that order requires design, & that consumption is the key to growth.
Horwitz outlines his editorial vision for economics content on Libertarianism.org.
Modern political economist Vincent Ostrom & classical anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon envisioned societies with overlapping centers of power.
You can think of negative liberty as being about the absence of external limits, and positive liberty as the absence of internal limits.
The origin of the idea that liberty could be preserved through the separation of powers endures through the arguments of Polybius.
Samuel Edward Konkin III created a theory of resistance to the state, agorism, that eschewed politics for peaceful but illegal market activity.
Minarchists and anarchists—i.e. champions of the night-watchman state and opponents of any state—aren’t as clearly distinguishable as one might think.
D’Amato profiles Robert Anton Wilson, an eclectic thinker with a strong commitment to individualism and a penchant for mischief.
D’Amato explores the idea of libertarian socialism by analyzing the history of individualist anarchism and “voluntary socialism.”
Though fundamentally incompatible, both Classical Elite Theory and libertarianism recognize that oligarchs are corrupt.
This Thanksgiving, blow your relatives’ minds by exploding the myth of self government.
Smith interviews the spirit of Adam Smith, soliciting his opinion of David Hume and other matters.
Ethiopian victory over the Italians inspired resistance to empire for generations, across the globe.
How did Ethiopians remain independent while Europeans carved up the rest of their continent?—with a culture of resistance fifteen centuries old.
Mosvick’s series continues with the Wisconsin court’s challenges to Lincoln’s declaration of martial law.
Are college campuses becoming intellectually stifling?