The origin of the idea that liberty could be preserved through the separation of powers endures through the arguments of Polybius.
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?
Smith reviews Sandefur’s biography, Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man, published by the Cato Institute in 2018.
The first in a series on early battles between the states and the federal government, Mosvick reviews one of the Taney court’s overlooked decisions.
To bake or not to bake?—What would those who actually ratified the First Amendment do?
Conservatism cannot stand on its own as a political ideology.
Progressives provide confused narratives about taxation, justice, and the popular will because they misunderstand what the democratic state is.
Is capitalism giving us anxiety? And are businesses adding insult to injury by profiting from it?
Did Johnson betray his own principle that writers who accept a pension from the King are merely “state hirelings”?
On Camilo Gomez’s History and Politics podcast, Anthony discusses rooted libertarian history and the magnitude of our current problems.
American exceptionalism predisposes Americans to feel like both the “world’s premiere power and supreme worrier” according to Christopher Fettweis.
This is the second part of Smith’s discussion of how Samuel Johnson made a living as a free-lance writer in 18th century London.
Part one of a lengthy article on Samuel Johnson, originally written in 2001, is a result of my interest in freelance, or market, intellectuals.