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  • 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 Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms, by Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice, edited by Edward P. Stringham
  • The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today, edited by Robert Higgs and Carl P. Close
  • Judge and Jury: American Tort Law on Trial, by Eric A. Helland and Alexander T. Tabarrok
  • Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society, by Robert Higgs
  • Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition, by Jeffrey A. Miron
  • Reclaiming the American Revolution: The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions and Their Legacy, by William J. Watkins Jr., with a foreword by Richard N. Rosenfeld
  • Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime, edited by Alexander T. Tabarrok, with a foreword by Charles H. Logan
  • Liberty for Women: Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Wendy McElroy, with a foreword by Wendy Kaminer
  • Fire and Smoke: Government, Lawsuits and the Rule of Law, by Michael I. Krauss
  • To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice, by Bruce L. Benson, with a foreword by Marvin E. Wolfgang
  • Private Rights and Public Illusions, by Tibor R. Machan, with a foreword by Nicholas Rescher
  • That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right, by Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Freedom, Feminism, and the State, edited by Wendy McElroy, with a foreword by Lewis Perry

  • Articles

  • Articles by Jonathan Bean
  • Articles by Bruce L. Benson
  • Articles by Stephen P. Halbrook
  • Articles by Robert Higgs
  • Articles by Andrew P. Morriss
  • Articles by Paul H. Rubin
  • Articles by Edward P. Stringham
  • Articles by Alexander T. Tabarrok
  • Articles by William J. Watkins Jr.
  • Articles by Bruce Yandle

  • Policy Reports

  • Firearms and Crime, by Daniel D. Polsby, 1997
  • Civil Forfeiture as a “Sin Tax”, by Donald J. Boudreaux and Adam C. Pritchard, 1996
  • Culture and Crime, by Christopher J. Check and Allan C. Carlson, 1996
  • Illicit Drugs and Crime, by Bruce L. Benson and David W. Rasmussen, 1996
  • Police Services: The Private Challenge, by Erwin A. Blackstone and Simon Hakim, 1996
  • Privatization in Criminal Justice, by Bruce L. Benson, 1996
  • Victim’s Rights, Restitution and Retribution, by Williamson M. Evers, 1996

  • Events

  • A Gala for Liberty: The Independent Institute’s Gala Reception and Dinner: Presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award (9/16/08)
  • What the Second Amendment Means Today (7/2/08)
  • Is the Second Amendment an Individual Right? (6/9/08)
  • Why Are Politicians Always Trying to Scare Us? (12/6/07)
  • Is White Guilt Destroying the Promise of Civil Rights? (5/9/06)
  • Eminent Domain: Abuse of Government Power? (1/31/06)
  • Immigration Wars: Open or Closed Borders for America? (9/21/05)
  • The Death Penalty on Trial (1/27/05)
  • Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society (9/29/04)
  • Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and Stifling of Democracy (9/24/04)
  • Drug War Crimes (5/6/04)
  • The Promised Land of the Free (3/9/04)
  • PATRIOT Acts: I & II: The New Assault on Liberty? (11/13/03)
  • The Truth About Medical Marijuana (10/2/03)
  • Big Brother Is Watching (6/6/02)
  • The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (5/7/02)
  • Liberty for Women (5/2/02)
  • Conning Americans: How Politicians Create Dependence on Government (2/13/02)
  • The Drug War on Trial: Two Judges Speak Out (9/5/01)
  • Truth and Propaganda in Politically Correct America (8/14/01)
  • Friedrich Hayek and the Future of Liberty (5/16/01)
  • Will Strong Encryption Protect Privacy and Make Government Obsolete? (4/24/01)
  • Losing the Race? Black Progress, Freedom, and Independence (3/20/01)
  • Common Law, Merchant Law, and Democratic Legislation (2/18/01)
  • Can America’s Electoral System Be Fixed? (2/6/01)
  • Gun Control: Separating Fact from Myth (11/15/00)
  • Economic and Moral Factors in Favor of Open Immigration (10/14/00)
  • The American Revolution and the Legacy of Liberty (9/7/00)
  • The War on Drugs: Who is Winning? Who is Losing? (6/21/00)
  • Affirmative Action: Pro and Con (4/25/00)
  • The Civil War: Liberty and American Leviathan (11/17/99)
  • Guns and Violent Crime (9/21/99)
  • Liberty and the Failures of Government (7/20/99)
  • 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)
  • What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1/28/97)
  • Stopping Violent Crime: New Directions for Reduction and Prevention (12/3/96)
  • Simple Rules for Open Markets (5/6/96)
  • The Outlook for China, Human Rights and the Laogai Gulag (3/27/96)
  • The End of Racism: New Prospects for a Color-Blind Society (10/5/95)
  • What to Do About Crime (1/19/95)
  • National Dinner to Honor Robert A. Conquest (7/7/92)

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