The American entry into the war was the apotheosis of progressivism — the high-water mark of its crusading zeal.
If you missed the Reddit AMA with Professor Lauren Hall last week, fear not! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the highlights for your viewing pleasure. You can check out the whole thing here. Dr. Hall is associate professor of political science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She is the author of Family and […]
Prof. Brandon Turner says the Trump era is a crucial time for classical liberals to focus on the importance of institutions like the rule of law. Full video on Facebook
Religious liberty is a fundamental right, but what should happen if the law asks bureaucrats to choose between their religion and their job?
Most legal scholars agree that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has the necessary experience, expertise, and temperament to be confirmed as Justice Scalia’s replacement. But suppose the Democrats decide to filibuster the nomination and Republicans can’t get the 60 votes needed to break the filibuster? If that happens, you can expect the Republicans to “go […]
To discover the Next Big Thing, you need to think outside the box.
Opinions of Anne Hutchinson have, shall we say, covered the waterfront. In his masterful tome, Conceived in Liberty, 20th-century economist and libertarian historian Murray Rothbard cast her as a staunch individualist and the greatest threat to the “despotic Puritanical theocracy of Massachusetts Bay.” John Winthrop, the 2nd, 6th, 9th, and 12th governor of the Massachusetts […]
The fact that government agents have promised to obey the government does not excuse them when they obey unjust orders, nor does it relieve them of moral culpability for following those orders.
Why would the legislature want the executive to have more power? Why would they voluntarily cede some of their power?
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To provide benefits under the umbrella of social justice, the government will have to violate individuals’ rights to themselves and their property.
Freedom is an essential component of human morality at all levels.
Pinker claims — but fails to prove — that early states significantly increased human welfare by reducing the rate of war death.
The forgotten story of how American women turned the tide against Prohibition and reclaimed the moral high ground from the dry movement.
Whether you’re a casual moviegoer or a diehard cinephile, you will learn a lot about government from watching these ten great movies, all of which are rated as being some of the best of all time by IMDb and the American Film Institute.
Consensual sex is legal. But as soon as one party offers cash to another in exchange for sex and that money is voluntarily accepted, it’s considered prostitution, and that is illegal.
The state’s comprise the federal government; not the other way around.
Judges’ duty is to interpret the law, discover the facts, and apply the Constitution — no exceptions.
I have my doubts about the “taxation is theft” meme making the rounds on my Facebook feed.
Even well informed people of good will have very different religious, moral, and philosophic views.
Libertarians talk about the non-aggression principle a lot, but what does it mean?
My thesis is simple: If you want to square libertarianism with social justice, John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice is probably not a book you should reach for.
Although Rawls is part of the liberal tradition, he is arguably the pinnacle of the “high” liberal tradition, which is a far cry from the “classical” side I’m more comfortable with.
Jeremy Bentham was born on Feb. 15th, 1748, in Spitalfields, England. One of the main early advocates of utilitarianism — the ethical view that, roughly, an act is right insofar as it promotes happiness, and wrong insofar as it does not — he is best known for his view that “it is the greatest happiness […]