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Remembering the Ragusan Republic

LAWRENCE W. REED, FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION Visitors to the Croatian city of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic are struck by the magnificence of the stone...

C.S. Lewis on Compelling People to Do Good

BY CLARENCE CARSON One of the more amiable traits which many people have is the inclination or desire to share something good with others. If...

Wreckers by Edgar A. Guest

AMERICANIST CLASSROOM Character Building Poetry: Edgar A. Guest Wreckers “I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town. With a ho-heave-ho and a...

America’s Republic: How the Great Experiment Came About (and How We Keep It)

A brief history of America, its founding documents, and what we can do to keep the flame of liberty burning bright. BY LAWRENCE W. REED I...

The Man Without a Country – American Minute

American Minute with Bill Federer An ambitious politician and his momentous fall, from Vice-President to treason! Aaron Burr's main political opponent was Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton, along with...
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Monopoly Might Be a Zero-Sum Game, but Wealth Isn’t.

Used with the permission of the Foundation for Economic Education.

Free Enterprise: The Key to Economic Prosperity

BY CLARENCE B. CARSON This classic essay on economic philosophy was originally published Oct 01, 1985 in The Freeman (the then monthly print journal of...

We Can Thank a Flawed Jury System for the Steinle Verdict

BY SELWYN DUKE Much has been said about the acquittal of felonious invader Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the killer of young Kate Steinle, who died...
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Larry Reed – “The Seven Principles of Sound Public Policy”

Lawrence W. Reed is President of the Foundation for Economic Education and the author of the book Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage,...

Georgia: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 15

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 15,  GEORGIA § 143. In the same year, in which Carolina...

North and South Carolina: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 14

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 14,  NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA § 128. WE next come to...

Delaware: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 13

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 13,  DELAWARE § 126. AFTER Penn had become proprietary of Pennsylvania,...

500 Years of Religious Liberty…will it make it another 500 years?

BY ALLEN WEST I reiterate my sincere condolences and prayers for those who so tragically had their lives taken from them in Las Vegas. To...

Pennsylvania: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 12

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 12,  PENNSYLVANIA § 121. PENNSYLVANIA was originally settled by different...

New Jersey: Joseph Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution, Vol. 1, Ch. 11

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 11,  NEW JERSEY § 115. New Jersey, as we have...

Adler on Justice

The domain of justice is divided into two main spheres of interest. One is concerned with the justice of the individual in relation to...

New York – Commentaries on the Constitution, by Joseph Story

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 10,  NEW YORK § 111. New York was originally settled by...

The Restoration of the Tradition

The American Tradition, by Clarence Carson PART 14: THE RESTORATION OF THE TRADITION Can the American tradition be re­stored? Supposing it were desir­able to do so, has...

Cicero: Enemy of the State, Friend of Liberty

BY LAWRENCE W. REED Question: If you could go back in time and spend one hour in conversation with 10 people—each one separately and privately—whom...

The American Epic-1760-1800

The Founding of the American Republic: Part 1 By Clarence Carson Several years ago, I introduced and undertook to teach a college course called "The Founding...

Pastors Lead the Charge

By David Barton March 17 is annually celebrated in Boston as "Evacuation Day," commemorating the departure of the British from the city after an extended...

Connecticut: Vol. 1, Ch. 7, Story’s Commentaries on the Constitution

Founders Corner Library Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, by Joseph Story, 1833 Volume 1, Chapter 7,  CONNECTICUT § 84. CONNECTICUT was originally settled under the protection...

“Beyond the Christmas Story” by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST, CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Christmas is many things. It is the time of the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. It is...

Undermining The Foundations of Individual Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 2 BY CLARENCE CARSON Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, 01 June 1962 The ideas which would, in time,...

Patrick Henry’s Call to Arms

AMERICANIST HISTORY: REVOLUTIONARY WAR By William Wirt 1775 On Monday, the 20th of March, 1775, the convention of delegates, from the several counties and corporations of Virginia,...

“Beyond the Christmas Story” by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST, CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Christmas is many things. It is the time of the celebration of the birth of the Christ child. It is...

The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale

Americanist Classics By Edward Everett Hale (1822–1909) First published in "The Atlantic" in December 1863. I SUPPOSE that very few casual readers of the “New York Herald” of...

Of Virtue and Morality, by Clarence Carson

THE AMERICAN TRADITION: CLARENCE CARSON Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date 01 March 1964 Writers in the twentieth century have often entertained them­selves (and presumably their...

Patriots vs. Politicians 2015

BY TOM DEWEESE Many of the younger generation must be truly bewildered over the emotions older Americans display when expressing love, devotion, respect and reverence...

Outwitted, by Edwin Markham

AMERICANIST: INSPIRATIONAL POETRY He drew a circle that shut me out. Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew...