Today in the United States, conservatives, reactionaries, rightist "Libertarians" and even the religious right often claim to be the real inheritors, in part or in full, of the Classical Liberal tradition, a tradition they insist contemporary liberals have abandoned. Such claims are, for the most part, false. This site aims to provide 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.

 What's New
The latest additons 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.

 Recommended Sites
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