Though famous for his novel, Adolphe, Benjamin Constant is also known in the English-speaking world for his writings on liberal constitutionalism.
Charles Dunoyer was a major influence in the French classical liberal movement. He wrote on law, society, and the benefits of free markets and limited government.
Liberty has been a value to many civilizations. In this entry, Roderick Long highlights a few instances of liberal ideas in pre-modern societies.
Known as the namesake of Berlin’s premier university, Wilhelm von Humboldt was a statesman, educational reformer, and German liberal philosopher.
Despite its devastating consequences, the French Revolution (1789-1799) was a major event in the spread of democratic ideals.
A respected French political philosopher, Bertrand de Jouvenel examined a number of topics to do with power and the role of the state.
While valued by many schools of thought, freedom can be understood in a variety of ways, such as the difference between positive and negative freedom.
Classical liberalism typically refers to liberal philosophers in the 17th and 18th centuries, but whose ideas are carried on by libertarians today.