Rather than ride the wave of romantic, nationalistic Young Americanism, Rogers wanted to build a culture of abolitionism.
Starting from the premise that mass resistance to your ideas is a sign of success, Palmer critiques several criticisms of libertarian philosophy.
In foreign affairs, the Arthur administration was as devoid of accomplishment as almost any in American history.
Historian Forrest McDonald exhaustively details what the Founders were reading.
Ingersoll moves to discuss the American contributions to practical life in an era when great efficiency yielded greater power and influence.
In our final portion from “Bartleby,” we probe Melville’s relationship to Young America and Bartleby’s relationship to our modern world.
For Filmore, slavery was a moral wrong, and imposing on states’ rights was a legal wrong, but for U.S. history, the chimera of legislation that became the Compromise of 1850 was a catastrophic mistake.
“If we ponder the history of compulsory education…it may well seem that the Klan and the ‘liberal’ educational reformers were not so far apart after all.”
Literature of Liberty’s attempt to produce a full bibliography of works by, about, and relevant to Friedrich Hayek.
Sandefur explores how the idea of self-ownership has been expressed in American popular culture and intellectual discourse.
The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.
Implementing policies like those proposed by Thomas Piketty would undermine the government’s legitimacy, which depends on the limits to its powers.
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.
Ilya Somin argues that the ignorance of the electorate should lead us to make arguments for limited government.
“Only one serious, major candidate for President in this election year…is also unequivocally in favor of total marijuana decriminalization.”
The great John Hospers surveys the most productive century in the history of ethics as a field of study.
Michael Weiss and Cathy Young critique radical feminist jurisprudence in this critique.