Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Mussolini attempted to remake the Italian mind, taking a personal interest in applying the twin tools of censorship and propaganda.
From the days of Wilson to Clinton today, the Democrats have been the party of the tyranny of the majority and limitless “planning” of others’ lives.
We treat people’s political beliefs as indicative of their character or competence, but that’s often a mistake.
Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.
D’Amato discusses the rule of the Fascist Party in Italy and draws parallels to American politics.
Distinguishing two kinds of government arbitrariness, each illustrated by a parable.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
D’Amato traces the ideological and historical roots of Italian fascism.
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.
Adam Smith said taxation should be imposed in proportion to the benefits a taxpayer receives from the state and should be predictable, convenient, and efficient.
Euripides’s plays evince a concern for women and other disenfranchised groups in ancient Greek society.
Tolstoy’s radical Christianity led him to a pacifistic, anarchistic political philosophy that rejected the state as incompatible with Christ’s teachings.
Libertarianism frequently exalts the individual, but markets operate by orchestrating collective efforts to realize gains only possible through cooperation.
Adam Smith was concerned with the negative effects of occupational licensing, especially on the poor.
Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.
The plays of Euripides condemned war on grounds libertarians should find appealing.