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James Madison’s Vision of Liberty

by John Samples on Mar 1, 2001

Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.

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The Importance of History

by David Boaz on Jul 1, 2003

Boaz highlights how history shapes our view of the present and stresses the necessity of looking back to the Founding Fathers to learn what makes America great.

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Myths of the Nanny State

by Radley Balko on Sep 1, 2006

Balko argues that there simply isn’t much evidence to support the sky-is-falling scenarios offered up by proponents of modern paternalism.

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Simple Rules for a Complex World

featuring Richard A. Epstein on Feb 17, 2012

Epstein discusses his six “simple rules” that allow for civilized society.

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Falsifying Government

by John Samples on Feb 21, 2012

Samples discusses J.C. Lester’s conjecture that liberty is compatible with welfare.

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A response to commenters

by Jonathan Blanks on Feb 23, 2012

Blanks addresses critics about the issues surrounding liberty and secessionism.

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Objectivists and Libertarians

by David Boaz on Aug 1, 1997

Boaz addresses the question of whether libertarianism must rest on the Objectivist philosophical system.