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.
Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.
McElroy’s book ignores important sources that would undermine her views.
The quartering of soldiers on private property was a real, pressing threat to liberty when the Bill of Rights was drafted.
Can we ground a libertarian political philosophy in existentialist moral anti-realism?
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.
In the wake of the Norman Conquest of England, new institutions arose that would lay the foundations for English, and eventually American, self-government.
As the debate around guns becomes increasingly divisive, it is important to know the original purpose of the Second Amendment.
President Buchanan amassed the largest fiscal imbalance of a pre-Civil War administration not engaging in a foreign war and that fact only scrathes the surface of his shortcomings.
Natural rights underdetermine a society’s legal institutions and leave the door open for a much larger state than minarchists or anarchists want.
Ross Levatter argues that a thought experiment Jason Brennan uses to test our intuitions about the morality of markets has too many problems to genuinely be helpful.