“When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different; liberty, sir, was then the primary object.” -Patrick Henry (1788)
Tag Archives | revolution
Thomas Jefferson, says biographer Kevin Gutzman, is the most significant statesman in American history. We discuss Jefferson’s views on federalism, education, the University of Virginia, slavery, colonization, American Indians, and freedom of conscience. If you like the work here then please donate today. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe by email and never miss […]
One of the most important founding fathers is someone that most people have never heard of. When learning of his death, Thomas Jefferson wrote that John Dickinson was “Among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country” whose “name will be consecrated in history as one of the great worthies of the […]
The Free Brazil Movement (Movimento Brasil Livre) was instrumental in the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Students for Liberty (Estudantes Pela Liberdade) is larger in Brazil than in any other country. Can Brazil’s surging libertarian movement defeat the left and save the country?
by Ryan McMaken Murray Rothbard was relatively fond of guerrilla warfare. He wasn’t fond of war, of course, which he considered to be synonymous with mass murder, but he believed guerrilla warfare — conducted by non-state institutions — to be more morally legitimate than state-centric conventional warfare. Modern warfare, after all, is primarily the domain […]
Murray Rothbard covers Bacon’s Rebellion in early US history.
by Jeff Deist This article is adapted from a talk delivered at this past weekend’s Mises Circle event in Phoenix. The topic of our symposium this morning is “What Must Be Done,” which originally was the title of a talk given by Dr. Hans-Hermann Hoppe at a Mises Institute conference in 1997. Hoppe posed his title as […]
By Tom Dilorenzo: Thomas Jefferson, the author of America’s July 4, 1776 Declaration of Secession from the British empire, was a lifelong advocate of both the voluntary union of the free, independent, and sovereign states, and of the right of secession. “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or […]