Henry Hazlitt was an economic journalist and popular author whose works explained and elaborated on many libertarian ideas.
Heinlein, author of a number of fundamental science fiction novels, provided an eerily relevant social critique of the overreach of government.
A staunch defender of property rights and opponent to forced redistribution, Auberon Herbert contributed several major works to classical liberalism.
An activist and author involved in both the conservative and libertarian movements, Hess opposed taxation and promoted neighborhood self-sufficiency.
The first presidential candidate of the Libertarian party, John Hospers played an important role in organizing libertarians for political action.
Known as the namesake of Berlin’s premier university, Wilhelm von Humboldt was a statesman, educational reformer, and German liberal philosopher.
Francis Hutcheson’s philosophy addressed moral obligations as they related to personal liberties, virtue, and rights.
Jane Jacobs was a prominent activist and writer on the subject of cities and the complex, spontaneous forces that cause cities to form and develop.
Israel M. Kirzner is a noted economist of the Austrian School known most for his work on the role of entrepreneur in the market.
Frank H. Knight was an economist whose skeptical writings on economic planning and limited government informed the work of the Chicago School.
Étienne de La Boétie’s essay, the Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, called for widespread civil disobedience and remains an influence on anarchism.
Rose Wilder Lane was an author and reporter who became one of the most prominent libertarian women writing in the 20th century.
Robert LeFevre established educational programs and supported publications that aimed to spread and popularize libertarian ideas.
In his writings, William Leggett attacked government regulation of commerce and the rent-seeking behaviors of business.
With his electoral vote in 1972 and presidential campaign in 1976, Roger Lea MacBride expanded the influence of the Libertarian Party.
Bernard Mandeville’s controversial essays and allegories raised questions about justice and socially or morally virtuous actions.
Mason was a Virginian statesman who decried the centralization of government authority and was one of the major supporters of a written Bill of Rights.
Henry Louis Mencken was a prolific and stalwart writer, protesting government overreach and planning in newspapers and his own books.