Abolitionism is one of the complex historical topics that is always over-simplified in textbook accounts of history.
Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, declaring the slaves of the rebellious southern states “forever free,” is probably the most important event of his presidency or even his life. But most people — including a few professional historians — get the Proclamation wrong.
Here are seven criminally underrated philosophers to celebrate this World Philosophy Day.
The following is an excerpt from Matt Zwolinski’s blog post over at Libertarianism.org on the life and thought of radical abolitionist, anarchist, entrepreneur, advocate of women’s suffrage and libertarian Lysander Spooner. Spooner wrote about a variety of topics – from slavery to intellectual property to his own proposed system of free banking. And of course […]