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Leland Yeager: In Memoriam

by Steven Horwitz on May 1, 2018

Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).

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Anarchism and American Traditions

by Voltairine de Cleyre in 1908

Voltairine De Cleyre reappraises the legacy of the American Revolution through an individualist anarchist lens.

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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.”

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Everything Wrong with the Lincoln Administration

by Phil Magness on Nov 12, 2019

Lincoln’s navigation of the secession crisis and ensuing Civil War can legitimately be described as unprepared at best, and at moments susceptible to severe strategic missteps. 

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Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

As part of the overthrow of the French monarchy in 1789, this document served as the first attempt at capturing the ideals of a possible French Republic.

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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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Democracy vs Doulocracy, Part 2

by William Wilson in 1848

After defining his terms, our author shifts to a full explanation of slavery’s sinful violations of Christian precepts.

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A Festschrift of Insults

by Tom G. Palmer on Mar 1, 1978

“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”

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Editorial: 18th Century English Radicalism

by Leonard P. Liggio on Jun 1, 1980

“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”

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Abolitionism

by George H. Smith on Aug 15, 2008

Abolitionism was the 19th century anti-slavery movement promoting equal civil and political rights for African Americans and the rejection of slavery.