The Production of Security

by Gustave de Molinari The introduction to this stunning work is by Murray Rothbard, who calls French radical Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912) the great innovator in the market provision of security. Indeed, he might be regarded as the first proponent of what is called anarcho-capitalism. Molinari was steeped in the old liberal worldview of Bastiat and […]

What Happens When the Libertarian Movement Begins to Succeed?

Once a member of Ayn Rand’s inner circle, Nathaniel Branden has played a prominent role in spreading the ideas of Objectivism, including founding the Nathaniel Branden Institute. He is also a prominent psychotherapist and is well-known for his work establishing the self-esteem movement in psychology. In this audio-only lecture from the 1979 Libertarian Party Presidential […]

The New Libertarianism

With  the  official disbanding  of  the Vietnam  Moratorium Committee  and  the disintegration  of  New  Left activism in general,  a vacuum  has been created within the radical movement.  As the productive elements of New Leftism fade away, the void is quickly being filled by a familiar two-headed beast:  the old scarred and ugly face of doctrinaire […]

A History of the Libertarian Movement

In this lecture from a 1983 Cato Summer Seminar at Dartmouth College, Childs gives the history of the modern American libertarian movement from the 1920s to the establishment of the Libertarian Party in 1971 and the publication of Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick and the establishment of the Cato Institute in 1974. Other […]