Wilkinson responds to Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.
Root tells the tale of several noted leftists of the ’20s who found themselves marked right-wing reactionaries in the wake of FDR’s New Deal.
Decrying the growing lack of understanding among Americans with regards to the First Amendment, Hentoff argues that this ignorance leads to the abuse of rights.
Boaz rails against the “cartoonish misrepresentation” of libertarianism in pop culture.
Spooner argues in this radical essay that the Constitution, which he frames as a legal contract, is not binding.
Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz discuss their book From Poverty to Prosperity.
Logan criticizes libertarian hawks, not only for supporting anti-libertarian policies, but also for promoting strategies which encourage terrorists.
According to Lindsey, the true character of the American electorate is not a patchwork quilt of red and blue states, but rather an increasingly purplish centrism.
Boaz refutes the notion that it was libertarian laissez-faire policies that created the problems that have arisen in our society.
Boaz combats the pessimistic view that our freedom is declining, arguing that, in many ways, we are more free.
In response to the criticism that libertarians tend to be a somewhat pessimistic lot, Boaz explores the optimistic side of the growth of freedom.
Doherty traces the global history of American libertarianism from ancient times to the modern era.
In an attempt to understand what makes capitalism tend to work better than communism, Wilkinson turns to evolutionary psychology.
Affluence is not an evil to be belittled, but a good that the West is fortunate to have attained, and that is benefiting the rest of the world.
Doherty combines a short biography of the mother of Objectivism with an analysis of the intellectual impact of her published works.
Attempting to reclaim the term “bourgeois” from its Marxist detractors, McCloskey examines the dual myths of the innate virtues and the innate evil of capitalism.
Murray reflects on his own book, “Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950”