At first glance, classical liberalism and Islam seem to be not just incompatible, but in complete opposition.
Sarah Burns is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research examines the intersection of political liberalization and American constitutional development with an eye toward policy implications for democratization across the globe. Professor Burns was featured in Learn Liberty’s America’s Founding series. She has also written on American history (1), American foreign policy (2,3), elections (4,5), […]
True tolerance does not require us to approve of beliefs or practices that we find unacceptable. Rather, we should accept the legitimacy of groups with widely divergent views, even as we attempt to convince them that their beliefs are wrong.
The current classical liberal interpretation of political science is lacking.
Virtue and liberty are both good things, and when the world is well-ordered, they are in harmony with one another. Today we often find them at odds. The friends of virtue see liberty abused in the pursuit of vices which prove self-destructive to the individual and harmful to others, while friends of liberty think the […]
If my life is the standard of morality, then why should I refrain from interfering with your freedom if doing so will advance my interests?
Classical liberalism is not specific to any code of morality. In fact, it needs and breeds moral law.
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 […]
The astonishing growth in SEZs qualifies as a revolution of sorts, but not the usual, political kind.
Religious liberty is a fundamental right, but what should happen if the law asks bureaucrats to choose between their religion and their job?
Editors Note: On March 16th George Mason University Professor of Economics Bryan Caplan debated Washington University Professor of Philosophy Christopher Wellman on the topic, “Is Immigration a Basic Human Right?” Below is Professor Caplan’s opening statement. There are many complaints about governments, but the harshest is, “This government grossly violates human rights.” The background assumption is that […]
Watson offered up a simple truism about feminism that is more powerful than it might sound: “Feminism is about giving women choice.”
We reached out to Learn Liberty professors for suggestions on great women whose achievements should earn them a place on US currency.
The first task of classical liberalism is to understand social order; normative conclusions must follow and flow from that understanding.
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 […]