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Suppression of speech as theft from mankind

The ability for man to freely express his own thoughts is a relatively clear benefit for his own self-worth. In his essay On Liberty, though, Mill celebrates free...

by Avery Rasmussen

The brand

of wealth

David Rockefeller, a descendant of John D. Rockefeller, once quipped, “I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send..."

by William Henagan

The effects of ideas on the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Recently, a report surfaced that Senator Rand Paul claimed Vice President Dick Cheney pushed the Bush administration towards the 2003 invasion of Iraq because...

by John Radcliffe

Of civic virtue and


Too often, it seems as though the central question of today’s political thinkers is one of the ingredients of political demise and the dissolution of political


by Ian T. Robertson

Plato, markets and


To make sense of Plato’s Republic, there are at least two central ideas that need to be understood. The first is that, for Plato, the art of creating a state—or, ...

by Russell Bogue


Liberty and equality in America

There is perhaps no more well known line in the lexicon of famous American phrases than “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

by Drew Ricciardone

NEW: Mr. Jefferson

Defending freedom of religion

The First Amendment and its assertion of religious freedom in particular have long been interpreted as the cornerstone of our most cherished rights...

NEW: Mr. Madison

Weighing the interest of the state

The First Amendment is perhaps the most frequently evoked right in the entire Constitution. Whether the subject is campaign finance or animal sacrifice...

NEW: Mr. Hamilton

Supporting a liberal society

The much maligned Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been dragged through the proverbial constitutional mud time and time again...


NEW: Issue No. 4

Fortress America

A discussion of American counterterrorism and national security policy with Dr. James Carafano  Associate Professor Gerard Alexander

Issue No. 3

Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker

An exclusive interview with Ryan C. Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq and career officer in the United States Foreign Service...

Issue No. 1:

Thank you for spying

Dean Philip Zelikow, Director of the 9/11 Commission, and Professor Frederick Hitz, former CIA officer, discuss the U.S. security establishment...

Speaker's Corner
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