Tag:history

  • JLF’s John Hood compares Hayek’s work to the waltz’s development

    John Locke Foundation President John Hood discusses the similarity between Austrian economist Friedrich von Hayek’s method of addressing an intellectual problem and the development of the waltz as a popular dance. Hood delivered these remarks as part of a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society May 18, 2009.

  • Former Gorbachev adviser reminds JLF audience of Soviet atrocities

    Yuri Maltsev, professor of economics at Carthage College and former adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev, explains why people should know the facts about the former Soviet Union and its atrocities. Maltsev delivered these remarks as part of a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society March 31, 2009. To watch…

  • N.C. State history professor discusses John Locke’s opposition to slavery

    Holly Brewer, associate professor of history at N.C. State University, discusses 17th century philosopher John Locke’s opposition to slavery, which had been promoted in conjunction with the monarchical theory of the “divine right of kings.” Brewer delivered these remarks as part of a presentation to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury…

  • On The Art Of War (& Peace)

    Winning battles is not the same as achieving national objectives, and accomplishing those objectives without war should always be a leader’s aspiration.

  • Lindalyn’s Journal

    Five years have passed since 9/11 – a fateful day that changed the course of history. This past Monday night, President Bush commemorated 9/11’s anniversary with an address to the nation, calling our war against terror the “decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century, and the calling of our generation.”…

  • When Property Rights Are History

    Compulsory historic preservation resembles other government programs in a basic sense: it involves a group with political power seeking to receive benefits without paying the cost.