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Liberty Chimes: Some Light Treason

by Frances Whipple in 1845

Whipple’s Liberty Chimers were a radical bunch, for sure—and she used that flame to ignite a deep and lasting opposition to the Slave Power.

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Liberty Chimes: Free Speech, the Tyrant-Slayer

by Frances Whipple in 1845

As a peace offering for the two sides of Rhode Island’s bitter antislavery divide, Frances Whipple offers this ringing call for abolitionist union.

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The Problem Is What They Know

by Charles Fain Lehman on Jul 5, 2018

From Equifax to Ashley Madison, the inevitability of big data leaks drives the democratization of disciplinary power. 

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Lions in New Hampshire

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers June 4-Sept. 10, 1841

In a community-building activist junket, Rogers and William Lloyd Garrison hunt for honest souls in the forests and hills of New Hampshire.

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Who Governs Whom, and How

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Setting the tone for the rest of his book, our author argues that complex societies require innumerable interlocking and overlapping local institutions.

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Toward an Uncensored Internet

by Sonya Mann on Jun 28, 2018

Sonya Mann examines the precarity of free speech in a platform ecosystem, and offers a decentralized alternative.

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Integration with Decentralization

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Surveying the history of states from the fall of Rome to modern Britain, Donisthorpe introduces his plea for “Integration with Decentralization.”

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The Honor of Being Persecuted

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers April-June, 1841

Our author and his compatriots revel in their minority status, fighting The Good Fight, and suffering along the way.

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The Germ of the State

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Donisthorpe begins this important contribution to trans-Atlantic libertarianism by investigating the claim that the state is an organism.