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  • The Triumph of Spirit: Science, Theism and the Culture of Liberty, by Robert H. Nelson
  • The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America, by Robert H. Nelson
  • Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader, edited by Jonathan Bean
  • The Decline of American Liberalism, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr., with a foreword by Robert Higgs
  • The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today, edited by Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close
  • Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy, by William J. Watkins Jr., with a foreword by Richard N. Rosenfeld
  • Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs
  • Writing Off Ideas: Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America, by Randall G. Holcombe
  • The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus, by David O. Sacks and Peter A. Thiel, with a foreword by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Private Rights and Public Illusions, by Tibor R. Machan, with a foreword by Nicholas Rescher

  • Articles

  • Articles by Jonathan Bean
  • Articles by Paul A. Cleveland
  • Articles by Edward Feser
  • Articles by Robert H. Nelson
  • Articles by Laurence M. Vance
  • Articles by Dallas A. Willard
  • Articles by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
  • Articles by José Maria J. Yulo

  • Press Releases

  • Independent Institute Launches Center on Culture and Civil Society January 12, 2010
  • New Book Finds Religious Core to Economics, Environmentalism January 11, 2010
  • New Book Reveals Forgotten Figures of Civil Rights Movement June 30, 2009
  • The Decline of American Liberalism March 16, 2009

  • Events

  • A Gala for Liberty: The Independent Institute’s Gala Reception and Dinner: Presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award (9/16/08)
  • Why Are Politicians Always Trying to Scare Us? (12/6/07)
  • P.J. O’Rourke “On the Wealth of Nations” (2/9/07)
  • The 2006 Thomas S. Szasz Awards and An Evening With Robert Higgs (12/6/06)
  • Is White Guilt Destroying the Promise of Civil Rights? (5/9/06)
  • Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society (9/29/04)
  • The Promised Land of the Free (3/9/04)
  • Confessions of a Media Maverick: Exposing Hucksters, Cheats and Scam Artists (1/30/04)
  • The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (5/7/02)
  • Conning Americans: How Politicians Create Dependence on Government (2/13/02)
  • Why Freedom Matters More Than Ever (12/4/01)
  • Truth and Propaganda in Politically Correct America (8/14/01)
  • Friedrich Hayek and the Future of Liberty (5/16/01)
  • Losing the Race? Black Progress, Freedom, and Independence (3/20/01)
  • The American Revolution and the Legacy of Liberty (9/7/00)
  • Affirmative Action: Pro and Con (4/25/00)
  • Freedom, Terror, and Falsehoods: Lessons from the Twentieth Century (1/19/00)
  • Liberty and the Failures of Government (7/20/99)
  • Tiananmen Square: Ten Years Later (6/16/99)
  • Why Freedom? (3/31/99)
  • Justice, Natural Rights and the Rule of Law (3/9/99)
  • The New Betrayal of Black Freedom in America (2/24/99)
  • Dinner to Honor Sir John Marks Templeton (10/1/98)
  • What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1/28/97)
  • Simple Rules for Open Markets (5/6/96)
  • The End of Racism: New Prospects for a Color-Blind Society (10/5/95)
  • Freedom, Welfare and Dystopia (7/27/94)
  • Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise (2/24/94)
  • Hollywood’s Three Big Lies About Media and Society (12/8/93)
  • National Dinner to Honor Robert A. Conquest (7/7/92)

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