Smith explores America’s proud history of smuggling in the colonies—and the disastrous attempts by the British to put an end to it.
Smith continues his series on the Declaration of Independence by looking to the intellectual history behind its famous reference to unalienable rights.
Jefferson drew on a rich intellectual tradition when he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did he draw directly from contemporary works, as well?
Smith begins a series of essays on the Declaration of Independence by examining colonial reaction to its list of grievances.
A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.
A guide to books on the history of liberty and libertarianism.
A selection of books to take readers beyond the basics of libertarianism and into the philosophy and economics that provide its foundations.
Smith distinguishes “tolerating” religious difference from recognizing a genuine right to religious freedom.
The eight books on this list offer a thorough but accessible introduction to libertarianism.
Palmer takes on the misconceptions of individualism common to communitarian critics of liberty.
Mchangama argues for the necessity of the right to own not just personal property, but all property, including the means of production.
In response to the criticism that libertarians tend to be a somewhat pessimistic lot, Boaz explores the optimistic side of the growth of freedom.
Diversified knowledge required in the modern economy requires relying on experts, but imbuing these experts with political authority has disastrous consequences.
In this excerpt from a 2010 debate, Palmer argues that you can have law, liberty, and order without the state.
Even when worthwhile, war brings terrible costs and must not be undertaken lightly.
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.
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.