Libertarian principles and insights can provide some guideposts for how to respond in this unprecedented global emergency.
One of the most significant thinkers who shaped Locke’s philosophy, despite preceding him by eighteen centuries, is Marcus Tullius Cicero.
Defying categorization as a socialist or capitalist thinker, Josiah Warren was staunchly individualist—distrustful of institutions like states that subsumed individuals into “combinations.”
On Liberty is not merely a political text explaining the intricacies of how the state ought to act. It is a love letter to the individual virtues of intellectual curiosity, tolerance, and open-mindedness.
When the government’s rules favor incumbent firms at the expense of current and potential competitors, we all lose.
Fourth-wave feminism must be classically liberal to win.
As the debate around guns becomes increasingly divisive, it is important to know the original purpose of the Second Amendment.
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.