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An Objectivist Case for Libertarianism

by Neera K. Badhwar on Aug 30, 2017

Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions.

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There’s No Reasoning with Fanatics

by Charles Jared Ingersoll on Mar 24, 1862

Ingersoll chastises fanatics on either side of the Mason-Dixon: the fanatical, imperial Northerner and the paranoid, prideful Southerner.

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The Second Fiery Flying Roll: Base Things

by Abiezer Coppe on Jan 4, 1649

For Coppe’s second rant, he targets the notion that some behaviors are innately sinful. All creation, he says, leads the faithful closer to God.

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The Putney Debates: The Levellers’ Rejoinder

by Various Authors on Oct 29, 1647

True to their radicalism, the Levellers get to the root of it all: The great land claims defied God’s commandment “Thou shalt not steal.”

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The Putney Debates: Ireton’s Case

by Various Authors on Oct 29, 1647

Against the levelling impulse in the New Model Army, General Ireton argues that only those with fixed local interests should exercise political power.

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The Putney Debates: Day Two

by Various Authors on Oct 29, 1647

Cromwell and his proxies urge unity of purpose, unity of action, and constant movement forward. Conspiracies flourish in streams of constant activity.

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The Putney Debates: Day One

by Various Authors on Oct 28, 1647

Camped between two epochs in English history and two factions in a civil war, the New Model Army debates republicanism, slavery, and freedom.

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Slavery, Sin, and Satan

by Levi Hart on Sep 20, 1774

Having defined and described liberty, Hart exposes the sin of slavery, and the slaveholder’s own bondage to Satan.