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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...

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...

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...

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...

“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,...

“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...

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...

Of Rights and Responsibilities – Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS The American Tradition: Part 11 Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date 01 February 1964 Ideas that have come unsprung from...

The Defamation of the American Tradition

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date November 01, 1962 Many of the departures from the American tradition came...

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date: Oct. 01, 1962 But Surely,...

Clarence Carson: The Road to Collectivism

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History, Part 5 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Sept. 01, 1962 Americans came upon...

A Collectivist Curvature of the Mind

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History, Part 4 THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS   Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, August 01, 1962 Any capable observer should...

Judicial Monopoly Over the Constitution: Jefferson's View

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date Oct 1, 1983 Do the Federal courts have a monopoly of the interpretation...

Judicial Monopoly Over the Constitution: Jefferson’s View

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, Date Oct 1, 1983 Do the Federal courts have a monopoly of the interpretation...

Individualism Verses Communism—Clarence Carson

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAYS Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, February 01, 1963 There is no difficulty today in get­ting assent to the...

The Defamation of the American Tradition

THE AMERICANIST: CLARENCE CARSON ESSAY Source: The Freeman: Ideas On Liberty, Nov. 01, 1962 Many of the departures from the American tradition came with dramatic swiftness...

Throttling the Railroads: 1. The Railroad Problem

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Ayn Rand put her finger adeptly on the jugular vein when she fo­cused attention on the railroads in her...

A Rebirth of Liberty

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part 6 CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY But Surely, I will be told, even if a rebirth of...

The Road to Collectivism

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part V Americans came upon the road to collectivism by diverse ways and...

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History: A Collectivist Curvature of the Mind

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Any capable observer should be able to see that there has been a gradual and mounting circum­scription of liberty...

Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History: Circumstances Hostile to Liberty

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Originally published July 01, 1962 in the Freeman Men bent upon tyranny will ever find means at hand for achieving...

Individual Liberty In The Crucible Of History: The Foundations of American Liberty

CLARENCE CARSON, THE FREEMAN, IDEAS ON LIBERTY There is a growing awareness that we Americans, individually and as a people, have lost our bearings. Some...

Of Rights: Natural and Arbitrary – Clarence B. Carson

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY The number of rights to which Americans are entitled appears to be increasing rapidly. Almost any current magazine or...

A Law for Governments, by Clarence B. Carson

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY According to the lore of our time, business monopolies are highly dangerous—so dangerous in their threat to the commonweal...

Clarence Carson: The American Tradition

CLARENCE CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY The notion is widely prevalent that the United States followed isolationist policies in the nine­teenth century. Students assert this "fact"...