“With the Alaska campaigns and…Gary Greenberg for governor in New York, the Clark campaign will be one of the most important Libertarian efforts in 1978.”
Thomas Szasz is a psychiatrist and author well known for his criticism of the modern psychiatry movement. He has consistently sought to apply classical liberal principles (such as bodily and mental self ownership) to social science and also explored the consequences of mandatory institutionalization of persons the state deemed to be insane. In his book, The Myth of Mental Illness (1960), Szasz claims that psychiatry ultimately robs people of the responsibility of being moral agents by obscuring the difference between socially unacceptable behavior and disease.
Libertarians are skeptical of some approaches to psychiatry especially when it involves government or when patients are coerced into accepting treatment.
“Art is revolution, and art can best serve revolution by remaining true to itself.”
“Isolationism is not a principle for free-market defense agencies because there would be no nation-State[s or] foreign policy for anyone to worry about.”
On any given night, Americans everywhere now watch soft-core films or scenes on the television. “That ought to set the Birchers’ teeth on edge.”
Presley begins a series of posts describing a “psychology of freedom” and explaining its relevance to libertarianism more broadly.
George H. Smith tackles several misconceptions about the theory of anarchism—and contrasts it with the condition of anarchy.
In this essay, Ralph Raico examines the libertarian case for gay rights and describes how that case was expressed in the Libertarian Party’s positions.
What is postmodernism, really? And how does it relate to libertarian thought?
“One ought to say bluntly that the neoconservatives themselves are part of the problem here.”
A complex view into a complex thinker.
The great John Hospers surveys the most productive century in the history of ethics as a field of study.
Tom G. Palmer provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature on libertarianism, free market economics, and the philosophy of liberty.