Grimké, a prominent abolitionist lecturer and early feminist, criticizes the legal status of women under English and American law.
Overton was one of the Levellers who, during the English Civil War, were among the very first to articulate the early ideas of liberalism.
John Locke lays out the foundational arguments of liberalism: people have rights preexisting government, and government exists to protect those rights.
Hume argues that rules of justice do not spring fully-formed from rational calculation but emerge from the uncoordinated actions of individuals.
Mchangama argues for the necessity of the right to own not just personal property, but all property, including the means of production.
Diversified knowledge in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.
Wilkinson responds to Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.
Root tells the tale of several noted leftists of the ’20s who found themselves marked right-wing reactionaries in the wake of FDR’s New Deal.
Hentoff decrys that the growing lack of understanding among Americans with regards to the First Amendment leads to the abuse of rights.
Boaz rails against the “cartoonish misrepresentation” of libertarianism in pop culture.
In this excerpt from *Social Statics*, Spencer makes a radical claim: that an individual may sever all connections with the state.
Spooner argues in this radical essay that the Constitution, which he frames as a legal contract, is not binding.
In this excerpt from The Rights of Man, here Thomas Paine argues that the order naturally observed in human society is not the result of government.
Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments included this passage about spontaneous order vs planned economy.
Logan criticizes libertarian hawks, not only for supporting anti-libertarian policies, but also for promoting strategies which encourage terrorists.
According to Lindsey, the true character of the American electorate is not a patchwork quilt of red and blue states, but rather an increasingly purplish centrism.
Boaz refutes the notion that it was libertarian laissez-faire policies that created the problems that have arisen in our society.
Boaz combats the pessimistic view that our freedom is declining, arguing that, in many ways, we are more free.