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Libertarianism news and analysis from The Nation
May 6, 2020
The Press Is Amplifying a Dangerous Know-Nothing Ideology
The anti-lockdown protests aren’t the first time the media has been swindled into cheerleading an extremist faux libertarianism.
March 15, 2019
Democrats Must Expose Trump’s Betrayal of Working People
Forget the scandals and the tweets. What really matters is the looting.
Robert L. Borosage
March 21, 2018
How Charles Koch Is Helping Neo-Confederates Teach College Students
The Koch Foundation is often praised for its higher-ed funding, but the money is going to some radical professors.
September 7, 2017
Mont Pelerin in Virginia
A new book on James Buchanan and public-choice theory explores the Southern roots of the free-market right.
November 4, 2016
Why Bill Weld’s Political Heresy Matters
The Libertarian Party’s veep nominee has been making the case for Clinton—and reading George Orwell.
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August 19, 2016
Jill Stein Should Be Part of a 4-Way Presidential Debate
Even those who do not back third-party contenders should recognize that open debates are vital for robust democracy.
April 7, 2015
Rand Paul Loves Big Government
When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.
February 11, 2015
Libertarian Medicine From Rand Paul, MD
July 28, 2014
Disgraced Coal Baron Don Blankenship Rebrands As A Libertarian Activist
Coal baron Don Blankenship spotted at libertarian Freedom Fest.
July 23, 2014
No, Millennials Are Not All Libertarians
Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.