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Arthur A. Ekirch Jr.

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Arthur A. Ekirch Jr. was a leading scholar of American intellectual history and professor emeritus of history at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. Ekirch was a prolific author, writing 10 books, dozens of articles, and more than 100 book reviews. 

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Democracy and Laissez Faire: the New York State Constitution of 1846

U.S. History

Beneficiaries of the welfare-warfare state's largesse would be horrified by a return to the spirit of the 1840s.
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Civilian and the Military

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

This book provides an incredible wealth of knowledge and documentation to show that the anti-militarist tradition in the United States was and is robust, freedom-loving, and correct time and again.
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Harold J. Laski: The Liberal Manque or Lost Libertarian?

BiographiesMonetary TheoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
A generation after his death in 1950, Harold Laski, the eminent political scientist, socialist, and British Labour Party leader, is almost forgotten apart from an occasional monograph analyzing his political theories. Yet he remains significant and, rather paradoxically perhaps, his ideas are...


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The Reform Mentality, War, Peace, and the National State: From the progressives to Vietnam

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
That the modern reform mentality has been imbued with a statist philosophy leading to imperialism and war is perhaps no surprise to libertarians. They may not always be aware, however, of the extent to which a statist philosophy, vaguely Neo-Hegelian, has characterized both American reform...


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Democracy and Laissez-Faire: A New York Case Study

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

09/20/2010Mises Daily Articles
"Let the banks perish. … Now is the time for the complete emancipation of trade from legislative thralldom." William Leggett (1801–1839)
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