Executive Vice President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation

Reference

Leonard Liggio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Leonard Liggio (born July 5, 1933) is a libertarian author, research professor of law at George Mason University, and executive vice president of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Fairfax, Virginia. ..."

Born

5 Jul 1933, in The Bronx, New York City

Died

14 Oct 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Associations

Vice President of Academics, 1994-2014, Atlas Network
Board of Directors, Competitive Enterprise Institute
Distinguished Senior Scholar, Institute for Humane Studies
Circle Bastiat
President, 2002-2004, Mont Pelerin Society

Web Sites

Liggio Legacy Project
Includes biography, bibliography, many videos, tributes and more

Articles

Farewell to Our Friend, Leonard Liggio, by Lawson Bader, 14 Oct 2014
Memorial essay by CEI president, with additional comments from Fred Smith, CEI founder and chairman
"Leonard knew just about everything about classical liberalism—and just about everyone who helped build the movement. ... To know Leonard was to absorb the richness of his ideas and breadth of his insights. It was also a pleasure. Classical liberals are often typecast as a cantankerous lot. Leonard was certainly not. He was friends with all."
In Memoriam: Leonard Liggio, 14 Oct 2014
Extensive biographical essay covering Liggio's activities in various institutions, awards and the Liggio Legacy Program
"Leonard's lifelong work for liberty won him acclaim among diverse audiences. In 2007, he was recognized with the Adam Smith Award, the highest prize bestowed by the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2011, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. That same year, the then-nascent organization Students for Liberty published an interview with Leonard that called him 'The Original Student for Liberty.'"
Leonard Liggio, R.I.P., by Brian Doherty, 14 Oct 2014
Memorial essay reviewing Liggio's work in the libertarian movement
"Liggio was quite literally one of the first mere handfuls of youngsters that arose in the 1950s to advocate and spread modern American libertarian ideas, as a leader in a pro-freedom group called Students for America and as part of a small gang of young radical libertarians led by Murray Rothbard called the Circle Bastiat."
Leonard P. Liggio (1933–2014), by Sheldon Richman
A tribute to Richman's "favorite teacher"
"He was a radical libertarian devoted to individualism, free markets, and peace. He was a sworn enemy of tyranny, imperialism, and war. But he could overcome ideological disagreements with others by finding those areas in which they believed in human dignity and freedom. ... The key to his success was his ability to show the connections among the mercantilism, imperialism, regulation of business, welfarism, and government spending, inflation, and debt."
Non-Marxist Theories of Imperialism, by Alan Fairgate, Feb 1976
Examines writings of critics of imperialism that are not based on Marxist analysis
"In addition, a penetrating analysis of the origins and development of the isolationist movement is provided in Leonard Liggio's essays in Left and Right ... Liggio's model of 'Paleface'–'Redskin' tensions within American society (Autumn 1966) offers an original and valuable framework for analysis of the isolationist movement. The Redskin category encompasses the mass of American people who fled statist oppression in Old World feudal systems ... The 'Palefaces,' on the other hand, are those who seek to implant the feudal structures of the Old World in American society ..."

Writings

Felix Morley – Washington Post & his Career
Biographical essay, based on Morley's For the Record
"Morley says that his objective as editor was to make the Post an 'American version of the Manchester Guardian.' To Morley that meant international coverage and classical liberalism. ... Morley was critical of the Wilson administration's wartime measures such as the Espionage and Sedition Act of 1917 and the Committee on Public Information (Creel Committee)."
Related Topic: Felix M. Morley
The State of the Movement [PDF], The Libertarian Forum, 15 May 1970
"The Movement has been facing the disintegration of the primary centers of the New Left, especially SDS, with confusion and dismay. ... The Movement is defined by the central issue of American politics--foreign affairs. ... Draft resistance is the major focus of anti-imperialist activity."

Interviews

The Intellectual Portrait Series: A Conversation with Leonard Liggio [2006] , by Ed Feulner, John Blundell, 2006
Lengthy interview by Blundell, with commentary by Feulner, covering Liggio's life and his views on various topics

Publications

The Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought, by Leonard P. Liggio (Editor), Cato Institute (Publisher from Vol. 1 No. 1 (January-March 1978) to Vol. 2 No. 4 (October-December 1979)), Institute for Humane Studies (Publisher from Vol. 3 No. 1 (Spring 1980) to Vol. 5 No. 4 (Winter 1982))
Jan 1978-Winter 1982, quarterly

Videos


Video in honor of Leonard Liggio, 23 Dec 2009
Collection of short video statements honoring Liggio on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Economic Studies Europe

Videos


Leonard Liggio: A History of Foreign Policy from a Libertarian Perspective , 1981
Lecture at the Laissez-Faire Supper Club, New York City, about the history of foreign intervention from Enlightment England to the Cold War
Related Topic: Foreign Entanglements

Leonard Liggio on the Rise of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, 9 Mar 1995
Talk given at Vienna Coffee Club (Future of Freedom Foundation). Liggio starts off with the New Deal and covers many events and individuals both at the core and the periphery of the modern libertarian movement