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The Boston Massacre

by George H. Smith on Jan 3, 2012

Smith continues his look at the events leading up to the American Revolution by telling the story of the Boston Massacre.

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Bad Philosophy and the Technocratic Nightmare

by Aaron Ross Powell on Dec 16, 2011

Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.

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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.