“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.”
“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”
Historian Forrest McDonald exhaustively details what the Founders were reading.
John Locke was an Enlightenment philosopher who developed a social contract theory of natural rights and government.
Doherty traces the global history of American libertarianism from ancient times to the modern era.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was the chief architect of the United States Constitution.
Liberalism and republicanism together made for a stronger worldview.
Marina approaches the Revolution ‘from below.’
The famous Roman statesman advocated the principles that became the bedrock of liberty in the modern world.
Murray Rothbard explains the scholarly debates surrounding the American Revolution.
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.