George H. Smith tackles several misconceptions about the theory of anarchism—and contrasts it with the condition of anarchy.
Smith explores Thomas Jefferson’s belief in the value of history, and his plan for public universities.
Smith discusses Jefferson’s ideas about education and his plan for a decentralized system of public schools.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he also draw directly from contemporary works?
Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
Mchangama argues for the necessity of the right to own not just personal property, but all property, including the means of production.
David Boaz highlights movies with strong themes of liberty.
Affirmative action cannot solve the American dilemma of racial inequality.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
Samuel Adams was an important popular agitator and organizer during the American Revolution.
Founding father, scientist, businessman, diplomat—Franklin was America’s original “self-made man.”
Lysander Spooner was an American legal theorist, abolitionist, and anarchist.