Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and how it subsequently flourished.
A list of some of the biographical essays at libertarianism.org.
A guide to books on the history of liberty and libertarianism.
In a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. “Greatest Emancipations” tells this fascinating story.
Powell examines the expansion of liberty in western culture and covers the history of free thinkers from Cicero to Ayn Rand.
Lord Acton was a 19th century politician, historian, and writer best remembered for his commentary on the corrupting influence of power.
The French satirist, agitator, writer, and politician Frédéric Bastiat was France’s foremost champion of liberty in the 19th century.
Richard Cobden was the premiere advocate of free trade in 19th century Britain.
Edward Coke was a great English jurist, scholar, and reformer. He opposed absolute monarchy and promoted the common law.
Swiss-born thinker, politician, author, and activist Benjamin Constant defended freedom in France against the ancien regime, the Terror, and Napoleon.
Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became a prominent abolitionist and advocate of women’s rights.
Erasmus, a great Renaissance scholar, was a champion of peace and religious toleration.
Founding father, scientist, businessman, diplomat—Franklin was America’s original “self-made man.”
Hugo Grotius, a 17th century Dutch legal scholar and philosopher, was the father of modern international law and a staunch opponent of war.