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A Brief History of Liberty by David Schmidtz and Jason Brennen

What’s interesting about this book is that arguments about liberty often seem to revolve around the idea that there is one correct theoretical concept of liberty.  This book makes the case there there are many types of liberty which while … Continue reading

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Liberty Studies

A course syllabus from William Kline, director of the Liberty Studies Project at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Syllabus Link:  Liberty Studies Syllabus Course Description What is liberty and why would we want it?  This course is an examination of … Continue reading

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New Course: The History of American Education

This is Michael J. Douma, a recent Ph.D. graduate in History from Florida State University and a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Here in Springfield in the Spring of 2012, I will be teaching a new course of … Continue reading

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English liberty and Mozart’s opera

Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio [Die Entführung aus dem Serail] has a charming scene indicating England’s eighteenth-century reputation in Europe as a land of liberty. A woman named Konstanze and her English servant Blonde have been abducted by pirates and sold to … Continue reading

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