The Progress of Ideas of Liberty


This conference brought together senior executives from foundations and think tanks to focus on the history of ideas of liberty and the institutions connected with fostering liberty, in the hope that such discussion would inform the perception of the present state of liberalism and how to move into the future.


Conference Readings

"The Economist at 175: A Manifesto for Renewing Liberalism." The Economist, September 13, 2018.

Blundell, John. Waging the War of Ideas, 4th edition. London: The Institute of Economic Affairs, 2015.

Buchanan, James. “The Soul of Classical Liberalism.” The Independent Review V, no. 1 (Summer 2000): 111-119.

Burgin, Angus. The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Hartwell, R. M. A History of the Mont Pelerin Society. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1995.

Jones, Daniel Stedman. Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Leighton, Wayne A. and Edward J. López. Madmen, Intellectuals, and Academic Scribblers: The Economic Engine of Political Change. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013.

Liggio, Leonard P. “Mont Pelerin Presidential Address.” Mont Pelerin Society General Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, August 15, 2004.

Rauch, Jonathan. Kindly Inquisitors. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993.