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The Sanctity of Private Life: Benjamin Constant

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

Swiss-born thinker, politician, author, and activist Benjamin Constant defended freedom in France against the ancien regime, the Terror, and Napoleon.

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The Crisis of Big Government

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Oct 1, 1977

“We alone have the wisdom and honesty to…declare that the only way to reduce the size of government is to cut back on its functions.”

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Freedom From Plunder: Frédéric Bastiat

by Jim Powell on Jul 4, 2000

The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.

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The Literature of Liberty

by Tom G. Palmer on Feb 4, 1998

Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.

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A History of Libertarianism

by David Boaz on Jan 15, 1997

In this excerpt from Libertarianism: A Primer, Boaz tells the history of the movement for liberty, from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu through the 20th century.