The following are a selection of chapters and extracts taken from books in the OLL collection. They have been chosen because of their special importance for understanding the principles of individual liberty, limited government, and the free market. Some of the extracts are from the books themselves and serve as a representative sample of that author’s ideas. Others are introductions written by the editors of the volume which contain important biographical information about the author and a discussion of their ideas. Links are provided to the book from which the extract was taken so the reader can pursue the subject in more depth if they are interested.
Other collections of material from the OLL which are useful places to begin exploring these ideas are the following:
The complete 7 vol. collection (in progress): Tracts on Liberty by the Levellers and their Critics (1638-1659), 7 vols. Edited by David M. Hart and Ross Kenyon (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2014).
Two volumes have been completed to date:
We have put online temporarily the uncorrected HTML files for some of the other volumes:
Last modified April 13, 2016