Hans Eicholz

About Hans Eicholz

Hans L. Eicholz is a senior fellow at Liberty Fund and author of Harmonizing Sentiments: The Declaration of Independence and the Jeffersonian Idea of Self-Government.

Self-Government Requires Self-Governing Citizens

By |2020-11-12T11:50:42-06:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: American Founding, American Republic, Citizen, Citizenship, Government, Politics, Timeless Essays|

To recapture a sense of the older notion of self-government, we need to go back to a time when Americans still maintained a clear conception of themselves as a people composed of individuals capable of self-government. The American Revolution was the dramatic culmination of just such a moment. During the first four decades of [...]

Self-Government Requires Self-Governing Citizens

By |2019-07-03T17:31:55-05:00May 21st, 2012|Categories: Books, Republicanism|

During the first four decades of the American Republic, the irascible William Findley was the leading state politician of the Western Pennsylvania backcountry. He had seen action as a captain in the American Army during the Revolution, was an outspoken Antifederalist during the state’s ratifying convention, and was a persistent critic of both state [...]

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