War, a tragic yet perennial facet of human history, has long been a subject of intense debate. Many philosophers and political thinkers have grappled with the ethical, moral, and strategic implications of war. Within this nuanced landscape, the perspectives of three influential thinkers offer a fascinating contrast…
The most compelling case for why socialism is immoral comes from someone with first-hand experience. This is the story of a Soviet refugee, one whose experiences and insights lay bare a truth that challenges the very foundations of socialism.
Intrigued about a fresh take on personal growth and self-discovery that emphasizes individualism, liberty, and rational self-interest? Let’s take a look at 7 controversial life lessons that really shouldn’t be controversial at all…
Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, stands out because of her unconventional views on education and marriage, challenging the staunchly patriarchal society of Georgian England. Here’s what her story can teach us about liberty…
Imagine a world where the principles of classical liberalism are not just taught but lived by every individual. This vision is not just a dream, but a goal that Students For Liberty (SFL) is actively working towards – and you can be a crucial part of making it a reality.
Classical liberalism, with its emphasis on individual liberties and limited government intervention, has played a crucial role in advancing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history.
By advocating for principles such as individual liberty, reason, fundamental rights, and equal treatment under the law, classical liberal ideas have challenged societal norms, fought against oppression, and paved the way for greater acceptance and inclusion.
The 2nd Amendment is so hotly debated in part because of the order of its two clauses: The prefatory clause: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State” and the operative clause: “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In this video, […]
Cognitive psychologists have long recognized that people overestimate the occurrence of rare events. But these heuristics are not without cost.
Chernobyl contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union. Could Covid do the same to the CCP in China? We assessed the timelines of the disasters, each’s political climate, and the response of each government. We also analyze why communist dictatorships like those in the USSR and China are inherently unstable. Referenced in this video […]
Alongside economic devastation and a mental health crisis, another legacy of lockdowns will be changed perceptions of the role of government
Across his many political coalitions, Murray Rothbard remained steadfast in his opposition to war and to American intervention abroad.
Ayn Rand, a celebrated author and philosopher, was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. Known for her bestselling novels, such as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, Rand’s ideas have had a profound impact on the fields of politics, economics, and philosophy.
In the hyperpartisan culture war, increasingly radical and uncompromising political factions seek to leverage division to cement their own power
Policies are not implemented in a sterile lab environment, they are implemented in the world as it exists now. If a policy increases liberty in some theoretical world, but decreases liberty in the present world, can we really consider it to be pro-liberty?
Friends of liberty are united by a common interest in peacefully building a freer society that champions liberty for all.
Another Pride Month full of celebrations all over the world has come and gone. If not for the FDA, there would’ve been hundreds of thousands more people celebrating. Its role during the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s was one of obstruction: simply put, the FDA made it harder for pharmaceutical companies to develop and market […]
Students For Liberty’s Director of Alumni Programs, Jorge Jraissati, gives his thoughts on the ideology of Vladimir Putin, its history, and its ongoing effects.
There’s a reason why Partygate, involving senior British politicians such as PM Boris Johnson, hits a particularly raw nerve with the public
With Juneteenth approaching and now a federal holiday, it’s clear the last decade’s nationwide protests against police violence were effective — at least to some extent. Of course, they stood on the shoulders of broader and even more successful movements: Abolition in the 19th century and Civil Rights in the 20th. What characteristics, if any, […]
No matter how or how often war is fought, the result is the same: it works out horribly for pretty much everyone involved. So in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it’s pertinent to ask: how do governments keep convincing people that war is in their best interests? This video seeks to answer that question, […]
Libertarians believe in negative rights and oppose infringements on people’s autonomy, but how does this work with cases of fraud?
Self-ownership is a key concept in libertarian ideology. It means exactly what it sounds like: the idea that every person owns themselves.
John Locke and David Hume are two thinkers who provided a robust defense of property rights, and their arguments are markedly different.
When we think of terms such as capitalism, individualism, or selfishness, one name comes to mind: Ayn Rand. But what makes Rand so significant?