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Anarchism and American Traditions

by Voltairine de Cleyre in 1908

Voltairine De Cleyre reappraises the legacy of the American Revolution through an individualist anarchist lens.

Everything Wrong with the Presidents

Everything Wrong with the Lincoln Administration

by Phil Magness on Nov 12, 2019

Lincoln’s navigation of the secession crisis and ensuing Civil War can legitimately be described as unprepared at best, and at moments susceptible to severe strategic missteps. 

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The Origins of World War I

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1980

“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”

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Democracy vs Doulocracy, Part 2

by William Wilson in 1848

After defining his terms, our author shifts to a full explanation of slavery’s sinful violations of Christian precepts.

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Libertarians and ‘Unicorn Governance’

by Anthony Comegna, Steven Horwitz, and Caleb O. Brown on Jan 25, 2017

An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.

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A Festschrift of Insults

by Tom G. Palmer on Mar 1, 1978

“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”

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Editorial: 18th Century English Radicalism

by Leonard P. Liggio on Jun 1, 1980

“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”

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Slavery

by Various Authors on Dec 2, 1978

Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.

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Song That’s Driving Teachers Up the Wall

by William Sievert on Sep 1, 1980

“Interviews with [high schoolers] indicate that the Pink Floyd song has struck a chord of anger and frustration with which many students strongly identify.”