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Today, in the United States, conservatives, reactionaries, "Libertarians" and even the religious right often claim to be the real inheritors of the Classical Liberal tradition, a tradition they insist contemporary liberals have abandoned. The generous funding these elements have made available for the propagation of this myth, while no doubt facilitating its spread, makes it no less of a myth. Our site provides an informal examination of the history and ideas of the Classical Liberals, a sort of primer we hope will debunk this pernicious myth and expose those who propagate it as the frauds they are.

Founded August 24, 2000

"Classical Liberals" lives on.

 What's New
The latest additions to the site.

A treasure trove of primary sources for liberal thought.

 A Radical Difference of Political Principle
A more in-depth look at the classical liberals, the many-faceted political controversies of their time, and their relevance to the present and the future.

 Classical Liberals: The Blog
Expanded commentary on the work we do here.

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