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Slavery, World

by Stephen Davies on Aug 15, 2008

Stephen Davies traces the history of slavery, from common ancient practices to today’s world, where slavery is legally abolished everywhere.

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Brown, John (1800-1859)

by Roderick T. Long on Aug 15, 2008

John Brown was a dedicated leader of the American abolitionist movement, often known for his raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in 1859.

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The Poverty of Natural Rights Libertarianism

by Brink Lindsey on May 4, 2017

Natural rights underdetermine a society’s legal institutions and leave the door open for a much larger state than minarchists or anarchists want.

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The Lightning Rod Man

by Herman Melville in 1856

Melville’s short story echoes his generation of artists’ widespread fears for America’s future. Without sufficient individual virtue, could polite society survive?

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Jackson Kills the Bank, Part Two

by Andrew Jackson on Jul 10, 1832

In our final portion from Jackson’s veto message, the president denies the Court’s authority to constrain his will and affirms states’ rights to monopoly banking.

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Jackson Kills the Bank, Part One

by Andrew Jackson on Jul 10, 1832

Jackson’s message looms large in the libertarian memory of early American history, but how often do we stop to interrogate his motivations?

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Libertarians and ‘Unicorn Governance’

by Anthony Comegna, Steven Horwitz, and Caleb O. Brown on Jan 25, 2017

An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.

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The Hayek Bibliography

by Various Authors on Dec 1, 1982

Literature of Liberty’s attempt to produce a full bibliography of works by, about, and relevant to Friedrich Hayek.

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Song That’s Driving Teachers Up the Wall

by William Sievert on Sep 1, 1980

“Interviews with [high schoolers] indicate that the Pink Floyd song has struck a chord of anger and frustration with which many students strongly identify.”

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Marijuana Freedom is the Issue

by Jeff Riggenbach on Jul 1, 1980

“Only one serious, major candidate for President in this election year…is also unequivocally in favor of total marijuana decriminalization.”

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The Origins of World War I

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1980

“The European war became a global conflict by drawing in the Western Hemisphere and extending connections into the Pacific.”