Backus details the ways in which early modern British statecraft merged church and state into the same invasive impediment to true salvation and happiness.
Backus begins the most famous sermon of his life with the argument that no government may justifiably intervene in ecclesiastical life.
Ingersoll concludes by examining religious liberty in America. He goes so far as to single out Catholics for their enormous contributions to American life.
Ingersoll moves to discuss the American contributions to practical life in an era when great efficiency yielded greater power and influence.
Presaging the Young Americans a generation later, Ingersoll argues that an exceptional degree of liberty can produce exceptional contributions to civilization.
Mises concludes by arguing that intervention is not a sustainable “third way” between totalitarian socialism and liberal capitalism.
Mises associates democracy with market processes and finds international peace and goodwill a necessary corollary to economic prosperity.
Mises surveys two poles in the modern conflict over the proper ways to moderate the perceived evils of industrial civilization.
Unable or unwilling to inflate away their inefficiency, the central planner or interventionist will likely resort to exorbitant taxation and doling of spoils.
Since the central planner or interventionist’s plans will inevitably fail, it’s only a matter of time before they turn on the people’s money.
Mises surveys two of the major methods by which governments interfere in free economies—the imposition of trade restrictions and price controls.
Bettina Bien Greaves introduces this unpublished manuscript by Ludwig von Mises, in which our author parses the differences between free and unfree systems.
Godwin takes a linguistic turn to discuss the ethical implications “Of Frankness and Reserve” in our speech and interpersonal dealings.
Our author puts forth a romanticized, mythologized version of history to defend the claim that love is the result of imagination, inequality, and difference.
In our concluding number, Donisthorpe suggests that industrial capitalism is no divine command; it is a fact of history, not Nature.
Donisthorpe argues that once workers were respected as more than drudge-laborers, everyone could be a capitalist and entrepreneur with few settling for socialism.
Our author concludes with a sobering analysis of the French Revolution, and the declaration that all power is dangerous and demanding of limitation.
Following the Reformation’s successful division of spiritual authority, the English Civil Wars opened space for civil society to sharply disrupt absolutism.