A short profile of the ideas of Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar of nonviolent resistance.
Adam Gurri explores the conflicts generated by three different ways of looking at the concept of liberty.
Babcock examines how Hayekian insights can guide feminist reform efforts.
Implementing policies like those proposed by Thomas Piketty would undermine the government’s legitimacy, which depends on the limits to its powers.
Donohue explains how modern libertarianism traces back to the Antifederalists, the group opposed to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Edmund Burke condemned the French Revolution as a “digest of anarchy.” What relevance does his critique have for the modern libertarian movement?
Ross Levatter argues that a thought experiment Jason Brennan uses to test our intuitions about the morality of markets has too many problems to genuinely be helpful.
What would happen if we didn’t have a central bank?
Smith discusses the significant role played by John Chapman in the lives of Herbert Spencer, George Eliot, and G. H. Lewes.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
George H. Smith tackles several misconceptions about the theory of anarchism—and contrasts it with the condition of anarchy.
Smith explores Thomas Jefferson’s belief in the value of history, and his plan for public universities.
Smith discusses Jefferson’s ideas about education and his plan for a decentralized system of public schools.
The Coercive Acts led Americans to blame the king for the conspiracy to strip them of their rights and liberties.
The story of the American Revolution’s prelude continues with the emergence of Committees of Correspondence among the colonists.