Founding father, scientist, businessman, diplomat—Franklin was America’s original “self-made man.”
George H. Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged.
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and how it subsequently flourished.
Agitator and pamphleteer par excellence, Thomas Paine was involved in both the American and French Revolutions.
Smith uses some of the crucial events that led to the American Revolution as background to explain the theory of resistance and revolution that emerged
Even when worthwhile, war brings terrible costs and must not be undertaken lightly.
“Priestley died in Pennsylvania in 1804, having throughout his life professed freedom in science, religion, and politics.”
The Declaration of Independence is considered an establishing document of America and the place where the country’s values were initially written out.
Richard Price was a British philosopher who supported American Independence and the French Revolution and whose work focused on reason in ethics.
Charitable, fraternal and friendly societies benefit members and overall society while also maintaining freedom and choice of association.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was the chief architect of the United States Constitution.
D’Amato looks at the Garrisonians, the most diehard and arguably most consistently libertarian of the abolitionists.
Murray Rothbard explains the scholarly debates surrounding the American Revolution.
Thomas Jefferson, the main author of the Declaration of Independence, contributed some of the most important ideas to early US political theory.
Smith explains the basic tenets of deism and why it posed a political threat.
The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event.