Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.
Lysander Spooner was an American legal theorist, abolitionist, and anarchist.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
Affirmative action cannot solve the American dilemma of racial inequality.
David Boaz highlights movies with strong themes of liberty.
Mchangama argues for the necessity of the right to own not just personal property, but all property, including the means of production.
Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he also draw directly from contemporary works?
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.