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The Importance of History

by David Boaz on Jul 1, 2003

Boaz highlights how history shapes our view of the present and stresses the necessity of looking back to the Founding Fathers to learn what makes America great.

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The Party of Modernity

by David Kelley on May 1, 2003

Kelley defines ‘modernity’ as the rational culture of the Enlightenment.

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Is Freedom Winning?

by David Boaz on Jan 1, 2003

Boaz acknowledges that America is in no golden age of liberty, but adds that freedom is on a perpetual march forward.

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Robert Nozick’s Final Interview

by Robert Nozick and Julian Sanchez on Jul 26, 2001

In his final interview before his death in 2002, Robert Nozick covers a range of topics, including his purported repudiation of libertarianism.

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Seven Moral Arguments for Free Trade

by Daniel T. Griswold on Jul 1, 2001

Daniel Griswold argues that free trade is not only more efficient than protectionism but also more moral.

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James Madison’s Vision of Liberty

by John Samples on Mar 1, 2001

Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.

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Why Has Liberty Flourished in the West?

by Jim Powell on Sep 1, 2000

Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.

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Power Corrupts: A Biography of Lord Acton

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Lord Acton was a 19th century politician, historian, and writer best remembered for his commentary on the corrupting influence of power.

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Freedom From Plunder: Frédéric Bastiat

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.

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An Independent Judiciary: Edward Coke

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Edward Coke was a great English jurist, scholar, and reformer. He opposed absolute monarchy and promoted the common law.

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The Sanctity of Private Life: Benjamin Constant

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Swiss-born thinker, politician, author, and activist Benjamin Constant defended freedom in France against the ancien regime, the Terror, and Napoleon.