Liberalism and republicanism together made for a stronger worldview.
“Let Texas go to Great Britain if she pleases. She has a right to be a slave in her own way.”
Constitutionalism binds the government to a pre-decided set of rules and is favored as a form of limiting government expansion.
Smith interrupts his usual series with a 30-question trivia quiz.
A short profile of the ideas of Gene Sharp, the foremost scholar of nonviolent resistance.
Carl Bode reviews Hobson’s Serpent in Eden.
David Boaz highlights movies with strong themes of liberty.
Libertarians support competition-based private planning of urban areas, rather than solutions that hinge on the government controlling property.
“O! Thomas, you have had a long nap, and spent a great number of years in ease & plenty, upon our hard earned property.”
Ingersoll concludes by examining religious liberty in America. He goes so far as to single out Catholics for their enormous contributions to American life.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.
Albert Jay Nock was an influential writer who criticized political action and protested state interventionism at all levels.
Frederick Douglass argues that slavery “destroys the central principle of human responsibility” and violates the Constitution in three short essays.
Calls to regulate social media in the public interest fail to grapple with the messy details of policymaking, or the disparate desires of internet users
Although Van Buren himself was an effective politician, his years as president prompted scholars to rank Van Buren’s presidency as average, grouped among some of the least-effective and forgettable presidents in U.S. history
Zwolinski discusses what makes Lysander Spooner his favorite libertarian.