Federalists didn’t respect Democrats; Democrats hated Federalists. Libertarians know neither can be trusted with power.
While early libertarians like Tucker and Donisthorpe built a trans-Atlantic movement, less hopeful figures looked to diffusion and localism.
Our series climaxes with Hesper’s victory over the Anarch, published just as the Philadelphia Convention began.
In a delightful display of trans-Atlantic libertarianism and radical individualism, Wordsworth Donisthorpe pours out his troubled soul.
The Wits foretell the end of Shays-ism as they look forward to the impending Constitutional Convention.
Old Anarch, master of chaos, marshalls his forces and rallies them for battle against Hesper, Nymph of the West.
Condorcet surveys the widely-distributed, decentralized, yet deeply interconnected ancient Greek ‘Republic of Letters.’
The Hartford Wits were Federalists, but their arguments against democracy may ring familiar to modern libertarians.
Helen Dale’s novel incorporates her classical liberal understanding of the world.
The invention of agriculture was certainly epochal and revolutionary, but writing dramatically sped up the course of progress.
Two readers square off on Tucker’s pages, somewhat crudely debating a somewhat pre-Austrian concept of economics.
Tucker continues debating pacifism, suggesting that our ideas must grapple with gritty—often violent—reality, or face a failure of purpose.
Tucker responds to a pacifist-anarchist with the claim that individual moral agents are best suited to decide when force is appropriate.
Tucker engages a reader with Q&A on all things anarchist, meeting a long series of challenges to society without the state.
Our author covers barbarian hordes and pastoral-nomadism and we recall that the past is a place historians interpret into existence.
In these four short pieces, Tucker takes on readers and radicals alike, contending that abolition of the state is one of humanity’s pressing concerns.
Condorcet was simultaneously one of the most significant Enlightenment thinkers, proto-libertarians, and philosophical historians of progress.
Tucker explains the purpose of Liberty, and the nature of the state.