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The Chinese Philosopher All Libertarians Should Know

by Paul Meany on Dec 9, 2019

Huang Zongxi argued for a constitutional model of government designed to benefit all people, not just the ruling class, and which stressed the importance of respecting private property rights. 

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Poullain Believed in Gender Equality in the 17th Century

by Paul Meany on Nov 25, 2019

Poullain provides an unapologetic and iconoclastic argument for women’s full participation in society, that they be given the same rights and access to opportunities that were afforded to their male counterparts.

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The Murderous Modern State

by David S. D’Amato on Nov 4, 2019

The advent of the modern state did not usher in an era of unprecedented peace.

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The Legacy and the Ideas Behind Cato’s Letters

by Paul Meany on Nov 1, 2019

The Cato Institute does not derive its name from the notoriously staunch ancient Roman Cato the Younger. Instead, it is a reference to Cato’s Letters, a collection of 138 essays written in England during the 18th century.

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Postmodernism & the Free Society

by Kevin Currie-Knight on Aug 29, 2019

Despite what you may have heard, postmodernism is not a threat to a free society, and the two aren’t necessarily enemies.