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The Discovery of Freedom

by Cato Institute on Mar 1, 2014

A look at Rose Wilder Lane’s The Discovery of Freedom, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.

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The Fountainhead

by Cato Institute on Mar 1, 2014

A look at Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.

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The God of the Machine

by Cato Institute on Mar 1, 2014

A look at Isabel Paterson’s The God of the Machine, one of the three books that launched the modern American libertarian movement.

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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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The Effects of Liberty on Religion

by Adam Smith in 1776

Smith argues that religious liberty tempers the nefarious effects of fanaticism and allows for rational moderation to prevail in religious societies.

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On Freedom of the Press

by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835

Alexis de Tocqueville comments on the Freedom of the Press, explaining why it contributes to peacable societies despite the press’ volatility.

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No Man May Keep Me from My Opinions

by John Stuart Mill in 1859

In this excerpt from On Liberty, Mill argues that the right of an individual to her own opinion isn’t only good for her, but for the rest of society.

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Liggio on Dunoyer

by Leonard P. Liggio on Oct 17, 2014

Download Leonard Liggio’s dissertation on Charles Dunoyer.