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FFF Articles consists of every article that has ever been published by The Future of Freedom Foundation in reverse chronological order from our inception in 1989 to date. You can also search for FFF articles on the right side of the page under Find Freedom on FFF.

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Book Review: Tell the World

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Tell the World: What Happened in China and Why by Liu Binyan (New York: Pantheon Books, 1989; 195 pp.; $18.95.) (Not available from FFF.) For 150 years, China has been a land of turmoil and tragedy. In the early 1840s, following the first opium war with Great Britain, the Manchu dynasty, which had ... [click for more]

The Forgotten Importance of Civil Liberties

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One of the real tragedies in the struggle for freedom in the United States in the latter part of the 20th century has been the forgotten importance of civil liberties. While economic liberty provides the focal point of most of the efforts of freedom devotees, and rightfully so, it is vitally important that we never forget that all aspects ... [click for more]

The Heritage of Economic Liberty

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For the Founding Fathers, economic liberty was inseparable from the case for political freedom. Many of the grievances enumerated in the Declaration of Independence concern British infringements on the free movement of goods and men between the thirteen colonies and the rest of the world. It was not a coincidence that ... [click for more]

The Bill of Rights

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Today most Americans seem to have forgotten the ancient evils which forced their ancestors to flee to this new country and to form a government stripped of old powers used to oppress them. But the Americans who supported the Revolution and the adoption of our Constitution knew firsthand the dangers of tyrannical governments. They were familiar with the long ... [click for more]

Give Me Liberty

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... In 1922, as a foreign correspondent in Budapest, I accompanied . . . a police raid.... We set out at ten o'clock at night, leading sixty policemen who moved with the beautiful precision of soldiers. They surrounded a section of the workingmen's quarter of the city and closed in, while the Chief explained that this was ordinary routine; the ... [click for more]

Book Review: South Africa’s War Against Capitalism

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Apartheid is ending in South Africa. The economic barriers and social restrictions that have stood in the way of greater black-African participation in South African society are being dismantled. The release of Nelson Mandela earlier this year symbolized this more than any other single event so far. But what does the future hold in store for South Africa? The African ... [click for more]

Freedom’s Greatest Challenge

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At the end of January, President Bush delivered his State of the Union address before the Congress. Two leading themes ran through his speech: the demise of communism and the bright future for America in the post-communist world. The President spoke forcefully of the desire for freedom that had never died in the hearts and minds of the people in ... [click for more]

The United States and the Roman Empire

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Nearly four decades before the birth of Christ, the Roman orator Cicero offered this sound advice: "The budget should be balanced, public debt should be reduced, the treasury should be rebuilt, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest ... [click for more]

Let’s Live!

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Come on, let's live! It is so easy to die; so easy to give up; so easy to listen to the last note of Gabriel's trumpet. Come on, let's live! It is so easy to become discouraged; so easy to forget to wind life's clock; so easy to forget to shut ... [click for more]

Dying for Freedom in Panama

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Many brave people died as a result of the recent invasion of Panama. The United States government claimed that these lives were lost in the defense of freedom. Unfortunately, this is untrue. It is important first to observe that just as there have been two types of economic systems in the United States (free enterprise of the ... [click for more]
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