Constant shows how the idea of liberty has changed, from the ancient conception of freedom as part of a collection to the modern, individualist view.
Swiss-born thinker, politician, author, and activist Benjamin Constant defended freedom in France against the ancien regime, the Terror, and Napoleon.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
“Tocqueville saw in America that the “science of association is the mother of science,” that progress and civilization were dependent on it.”
“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.”
Guizot surveys the variegated, complex, and indispensible history of monarchy in the creation of western civilization.
The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.
Originally published over several months in 1992, Raico’s brief history of classical liberalism was written in memory of Roy A. Childs, Jr.
The principles of liberty are not culturally bound.
Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.
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.