Journal of Libertarian Studies

Public School Movement vs. the Libertarian Tradition

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Given the temper of the times it was surprising that following the American Revolution there appeared proposals for national systems of education. The libertarian tradition which fed the flames of the Revolution was staunchly opposed to a union of government and schooling. The greatest fear was that such a union would lead to despotism over the mind and be the enemy of freedom of thought and speech.

Volume 7, Number 1 (1983)


Spring, Joel. “Public School Movement vs. the Libertarian Tradition.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 7, No. 1 (1983): 61–79.

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