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Just Say No: Karl Hess on Resisting Authority

Karl Hess was a noted speechwriter (for Barry Goldwater among others) and author, and later in his life became known as a tax resister, welder, and market anarchist.

In this video from the 1983 Eris conference in Snowmass, Colorado, Hess explores the concepts and consequences of defying authority. He discusses the importance of developing a sense of personal autonomy and foundational skills as a means of standing up against authoritarianism.

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on Jun 7, 1981

Patrick Henry: “Give me liberty, or give me death!”

In this video, Bruce Evoy performs Henry’s iconic “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech. The speech was given to House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775 in favor of mobilizing an armed force against the encroaching British military at the start of the American Revolution.

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was an attorney, politician, orator, and champion of individual liberty during the American Revolution. He was elected as the first post-colonial govenor of Virginia. 

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on Apr 29, 2015

An Interview with F. A. Hayek

Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek was one of the world’s leading free-market economists and social philosophers.

In this video from 1984, Hayek is interviewed at the University of Freiburg in Germany by James U. Blanchard III, chairman of the National Committee for Monetary Reform and a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors.

A transcript of this interview can be found here.

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