The Law

By Frederic Bastiat

“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.”

The Road to Serfdom

By F. A. Hayek

“By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.”

Why Liberalism Works

By Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

“Modern liberals do not sit anywhere along the conventional one-dimensional right-left spectrum of governmental coercion.”

Liberalism: The Classical Tradition

By Ludwig von Mises

“Against what is stupid, nonsensical, erroneous, and evil, [classical] liberalism fights with the weapons of the mind, and not with brute force and repression.”