Vol. 1 No. 4

…Grotius inherited his opposition to tyranny. His father was the curator of the University of Leyden, center both of commercial Holland’s Republican opposition to the militarism of the Princes of Orange as well as of the anti‐​Calvinist and bourgeois Arminianism. Grotius devoted himself to expounding the Arminian view of tolerance; his religious writings emphasized that the truths of Christianity, which were held in common by Catholics, Calvinists, Lutherans, and Arminians, were fundamentally more important compared to the peripheral points on which they felt they differed.

Grotius’s appetite for learning and his encyclopedic knowledge were recognized at age twenty when he was appointed Historiographer of his province, Holland. Historical research continually engaged Grotius’s attention, and his historical writings included Deantiquitate reipublicae Batavae and the Annals of the Low Countries, on which he worked until his death…

Table of Contents


Editorial, Grotius

By Leonard P. Liggio

Natural Law: Dead or Alive? (Bibliographical Essay)

By Henry Veatch

Does Righteous Anger Imply Rights?

By Patrick McKee

Was the Revolution Objectively Necessary?

By Lester Cohen

Experiencing Freedom

By Malcolm Wescott

Religious Freedom

By Louis McRedmond

Freedom, Existentialism, and Innocent Victims

By Thomas C. Anderson


By Various Authors

Competition and Individual Knowledge

By F. A. Hayek