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Republican People’s Militias

by Lawrence Delbert Cress on Jun 1, 1979

“The establishment of various colonial militias late in 1774 is thus best understood in the light of a long republican Whig dedication to that idea.”

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Editorial: 18th Century English Radicalism

by Leonard P. Liggio on Jun 1, 1980

“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”

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A Founding Father’s Library

by Forrest McDonald in 1978

Historian Forrest McDonald exhaustively details what the Founders were reading.

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Why Has Liberty Flourished in the West?

by Jim Powell on Sep 1, 2000

Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.

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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.