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Was Thomas Jefferson a Plagiarist?

by George H. Smith on Nov 15, 2011

Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?

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Critics of Liberty: A Reading List

by Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 3, 2011

A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.

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Libertarian Theory: A Reading List

by Aaron Ross Powell on Nov 3, 2011

A selection of books to take readers beyond the basics of libertarianism and into the philosophy and economics that provide its foundations.

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Myths of Individualism

by Tom G. Palmer on Sep 6, 2011

Palmer takes on the misconceptions of individualism common to communitarian critics of liberty.

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The Joys of Freedom

by David Boaz on Jan 1, 2011

In response to the criticism that libertarians tend to be a somewhat pessimistic lot, Boaz explores the optimistic side of the growth of freedom.

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The Era of Expert Failure

by Arnold Kling on Aug 3, 2010

Diversified knowledge required in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.

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Meditations on Memorial Day

by David Boaz on May 31, 2010

Even when worthwhile, war brings terrible costs and must not be undertaken lightly.

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The New Deal Made Them “Right”

by Damon W. Root on Sep 1, 2009

Root tells the tale of several noted leftists of the ’20s who found themselves marked right-wing reactionaries in the wake of FDR’s New Deal.

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An Endangered Native Species: The First Amendment

by Nat Hentoff on May 1, 2009

Decrying the growing lack of understanding among Americans with regards to the First Amendment, Hentoff argues that this ignorance leads to the abuse of rights.