Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
A hero of the American Revolution, Lafayette was also a champion of liberty in his native France.
Born a slave, Booker T. Washington went on to found Tuskegee University, and raised money for many other black schools and colleges.
A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a prominent activist in the civil rights movement, a spectacular orator, and a practitioner of nonviolent resistance.
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.
Starting from the premise that mass resistance to your ideas is a sign of success, Palmer critiques several criticisms of libertarian philosophy.
Liberalism and republicanism together made for a stronger worldview.
In this excerpt from Libertarianism: A Primer, Boaz tells the history of the movement for liberty, from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu through the 20th century.
Michael Weiss and Cathy Young critique radical feminist jurisprudence in this critique.
Mary Wollstonecraft was an outspoken advocate for equal rights for men and women and individualism.