My series on William Graham Sumner at Libertarianism.org is now complete. I blogged here about the first two posts a couple of weeks ago. The last two posts went up last Monday and today.
I was surprised – and pleased – to learn yesterday that the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a new entry up on Thomas Paine.
The entry came as a surprise because, with relatively few exceptions, Paine’s thought hasn’t received much attention from academic philosophers. As the entry itself notes:
[Paine] was a controversialist—what he […]
Most of you are probably familiar with Shelley for his Romantic poetry. But did you know that he dabbled in political philosophy too? Perhaps even … libertarian political philosophy? Check out the following excerpt from his 1820 essay, A Philosophical View of Reform, especially the third paragraph, and look for the striking similarity with […]
Suppose socialism had never become anything more than an intellectual movement, i.e., that no actual regime came to power calling itself socialist and putting into place policies and institutions it believed were socialist. What would classical liberalism/libertarianism look like today if that had been the way history unfolded? How much of the content, rhetoric, and […]