Smith turns to the philosophy of Voluntaryism, discussing how its proponents fought against state control of education in the nineteenth century.
Smith begins his series on the critics of state education with a discussion of Joseph Priestley, the Englishman who discovered oxygen.
George H. Smith continues his examination of the intellectual roots of state education by turning to the views of Plato’s most famous student.
Blanks argues that there is no good libertarian reason to support the South’s secession prior to the Civil War.
Lester introduces the Popperian theory of “critical rationalism,” which holds that all knowledge is ultimately only fallible theory.
History’s first great philosopher wasn’t a fan of educational freedom.
George H. Smith discusses how the educational system of Sparta influenced later advocates of state education.
Charles Murray’s new book raises intriguing questions—but is far less objectionable than one might think.
A glance at some economic regulations from the past.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party and the revolution-sparking Coercive Acts.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.
Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.
Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged
Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.