Bacon’s Rebellion was a bizarre and violent event with few truly heroic figures on either side.
In this video from a 1984 Libertarian Party of Maryland meeting, Hess remarks on the importance of community in the commitment to liberty.
The Declaration of Independence is considered an establishing document of America and the place where the country’s values were initially written out.
Williams discusses his libertarian philosophy.
Bruce Evoy delivers Patrick Henry’s iconic “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech at the Virginia Libertarian Party convention in 1981.
An overview of the state of the world around 1400.
The liberal imagination is pleased by multicultural societies like Mauritius but its culture was built with violent sacrifice.
The colonial period was one of booming production and commerce, a deeply commercialized culture noted by its fashions, ever changing tastes, and values.
Tonie Nathan was the running mate of 1976 Libertarian presidential candidate John Hospers and the first woman to receive an electoral vote.
The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty.
Monroe was not a deep thinker, as were Jefferson and Madison, nor was he the charismatic leader that Washington was.
Smith constructed four maxims of taxation for public funding.
One of the leading economists of the last century, James M. Buchanan was one of the founders of the public choice theory of economics.
Athenian banks afforded women and slaves a chance at economic autonomy. This was possible because of lax enforcement of laws restricting their economic liberty.
Edgar Allen Poe was no Locofoco sympathizer, but he did tell a tale about class struggle much different than the ones we have discussed before.
What is the real origin story of America?
Fearing for his country’s existence, Ingersoll chastises northern warmongers, their thoughtless voters, and reckless activists.