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    Barry Brownstein

    Barry Brownstein is professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership, and his essays have also appeared at the American Institute for Economic Research, the Foundation for Economic Education, and many other publications. To receive Barry’s essays in your inbox, visit his Substack.

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  • Lincoln’s 1838 Warning: The Threat to Liberty Comes From Inside the House

    Lincoln’s 1838 Warning: The Threat to Liberty Comes From Inside the House2

    In 1838, 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln delivered a Lyceum lecture, The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions. The Lyceum lectures were part of a voluntary adult education movement. Lincoln was a new lawyer and member of the Illinois House of Representatives. It had been just over 60 years since the start of the American Revolution. Yet, Lincoln

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  • Are You a Servant of Tyranny or Liberty?

    Are You a Servant of Tyranny or Liberty?1

    In 1788, George Washington wrote letters to the Marquis de Lafayette during the process of ratifying the proposed Constitution by the states. Washington made clear to General Lafayette the essentials to prevent the new American republic from devolving into “despotic or oppressive form”: limited delegated powers to the government, checks and balances, and “virtue in the body

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