“Trying to improve the government school system in the 1990s is like a great national effort to improve horses in the 1890s.”
Melville’s short story echoes his generation of artists’ widespread fears for America’s future. Without sufficient individual virtue, could polite society survive?
“Life is not eternal and death can separate us, but the Blockchain is forever.” - David Mondrus and Joyce Bayo on their blockchain wedding
Native Americans lived happier and freer, “being void of care, which torments…so many Christians: They are not delighted in baubles, but in useful things.”
Lysander Spooner was an American legal theorist, abolitionist, and anarchist.
“If you’re known as a radical, it’s not long before you don’t have much influence any more.”
Gow’s pirate crew—much of it sailing with him involuntarily—falls apart, and Gow is hanged.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
George H. Smith tackles several misconceptions about the theory of anarchism—and contrasts it with the condition of anarchy.
In our final portion from Jackson’s veto message, the president denies the Court’s authority to constrain his will and affirms states’ rights to monopoly banking.
Lane compares socialism to individualism and shows out the latter is the only path to upholding freedom.
Jackson’s message looms large in the libertarian memory of early American history, but how often do we stop to interrogate his motivations?
“Navigation, trade, and commerce, in…the West-Indies, and Africa” is reserved exclusively to “the common united strength of the merchants…one General Company.”
“The whole affair was a web of iniquity, but the subject of this wrong was a woman, & a weak, colored woman, & therefore contemptible.”
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Mary Wollstonecraft was an outspoken advocate for equal rights for men and women and individualism.