Nozick: Democracy as Collective Liberty

The problem of collective liberty as opposed to individual liberty can be illustrated with a parable from Robert Nozick, a Harvard philosopher whose 1974 book Anarchy, State and Utopia has had much influence on libertarian thought. You are a slave at the mercy of a brutal master. At some point, the master becomes nicer toward […]

Confusing Liberty with Power  | AIER

“The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are much in want of one.” -Abraham Lincoln So Friedrich Hayek opens his book The Constitution of Liberty. Those words are just as descriptive of the world today as they were in Lincoln’s time. Arguments over the […]