Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.
Mary Wollstonecraft’s political philosophy and feminist thought were shaped by her beliefs about human nature.
John Tyler was the one person most responsible for squashing republicanism and establishing the empire.
A short profile of the ideas of Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar of nonviolent resistance.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
Babcock examines how Hayekian insights can guide feminist reform efforts.
Smith discusses some early justifications of slavery and how they repudiated natural rights.
War powers practice in the early republic suggests that the president’s power of “self‐defense” was far narrower than Trump’s defenders imagine.
Smith discusses Birney’s eventual opposition to the American Colonization Society and why he embraced abolitionism instead.
The greatest evils are typically perpetrated by ideologues committed to false conceptions of the good.
The American welfare state is expensive, of limited efficacy, and crowds out better options for alleviating poverty.
Smith discusses plans for the abolition of slavery by radical members of the Republican Party.
Edmund Burke condemned the French Revolution as a “digest of anarchy.” What relevance does his critique have for the modern libertarian movement?
Smith discusses the arguments of Wendell Phillips that abolitionists should not vote or hold political office.
Reiger begins a series discussing the Founders’ approach to Islam and religious freedom.