About Hans Eicholz

Hans Eicholz is a historian and Liberty Fund Senior Fellow. He is the author of Harmonizing Sentiments: The Declaration of Independence and the Jeffersonian Idea of Self-Government (2001), and more recently a contributor to The Constitutionalism of American States (2008).

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American Liberty and the “Pursuit of Happiness”

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In reflecting further on the issues raised by Ted McAllister’s emphasis on the American historical experience of liberty in this month’s Liberty Law Forum, I find myself returning again to consider the meaning of a particular phrase of the

To Keep America Will Be to Keep Its Balance

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Many long posts ago, this website hosted a discussion of Michael Greve’s wonderfully illuminating Upside Down Constitution. A key part of the thesis was the degree to which local self-governing political bodies in America have steadily ceded administration to


Restoring Federalism


Economists Should Return to Moral Philosophy


Alexander Hamilton’s Legacy in Banking and Finance


The Bank of the United States and Mr. Hamilton’s Surprise!


Alexander Hamilton: Switzerland or the Caribbean, Anyone?


Alexander Hamilton and the Politics of Impatience (From Balancing Trade to a Balanced History): Part III


Alexander Hamilton and the Politics of Impatience (and Immigrants): Part II


Alexander Hamilton and the Politics of Impatience: Part I


The Civil Law and Monistic Education Systems in Germany and Sweden


Common Law, Civil Law, and Jurisdictional Competition


A Case for Constitutional Reverence