The Federalists and Anti-Federalists were the original parties of the United States of America. "Federalists vs Anti-Federalists" covers the differences between these political parties and issues faced in the beginning of the United States of America.
No one was actually born libertarian. Most came from some collectivist philosophy before finding libertarianism. We all have our “Becoming” stories. What’s yours?
Many children in the United States grow up with their parents reading aloud some sort of Dr. Seuss book. They can distinctly recognize the rhymes and identify the illustrations, his signatures.
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) was an incredibly intelligent philosopher who invented the widely debated moral standpoint of utilitarianism. Find out what this genius-philanthropist believed and what he did to make the world better.
Calvin Coolidge said that law must rest on the "eternal foundations of righteousness. It is the task of the lawmaker to ascertain what are these "eternal foundations of righteousness" and apply them.
Political philosophers like Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes created a political theory motivated mostly by fear. Inevitably, a free people must abandon fear as its primary motivation.
Government should be based on Christian principles that are widely recognized in western democratic societies. They are revelation, law, justice, constraint, and humanity.
The Prince endures because it speaks to our times. In fact, ever since it was written, it has always spoken to the “current” times. The lessons in it can be applied to ruling monarchs, businesspeople, or even parents taking care of their children. The big question is what he actually meant...
A summary of the main ideas of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his contributions to social contract theory.