We are a private educational foundation established to foster thought and discussion of enduring issues pertaining to liberty.

Liberty Fund offers a rich set of educational programs including thought-provoking books, engaging online resources and Socratic-style conferences focused on the understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of a society of free and responsible individuals.

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Liberty Fund History

Liberty Fund was founded in 1960 by Pierre F. Goodrich to make a hopeful contribution to the “preservation, restoration, and development of individual liberty through investigation, research, and educational activity.”

Today, Liberty Fund offers a rich set of educational programs including Socratic-style conferences, thought-provoking books, and engaging online resources focused on the understanding and appreciation of the complex nature of a society of free and responsible individuals.

The Story Behind the Room
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Explore Liberty Through Our Book Collection

We believe our books are vital sources of knowledge and experience and through reading we can learn from the past to impact the future. Our collection of more than 400 titles explores the ideal of liberty across many disciplines.

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Liberty Fund Books Catalog

Global Reach, Individual Impact

Liberty Fund has hosted thousands of conferences in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. These invitation- only events bring together scholars and professionals from a variety of backgrounds to explore ideas of liberty.

Liberty Fund conferences seek to illuminate various aspects of individual liberty and responsibility through informal, open, yet serious, discussion of ideas that have shaped human civilization and free society.

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