Future of Freedom Foundation

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The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF) is a nonprofit libertarian foundation,[1] ("a Virginia-based nonprofit libertarian advocacy group,) based in Fairfax, Virginia. It was founded by libertarian author and former defense attorney Jacob G. Hornberger in 1989 in order to advance the libertarian philosophy by "providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and a limited government." Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor. James Bovard is a policy advisor.

The foundation communicates its message to the public by means of its monthly publication, Future of Freedom, its daily email FFF Daily, and by Op-Ed pieces published in more than 800 newspapers in the United States and Latin America. In addition, the foundation maintains web audio and video archives, holds face-to-face meetings, sponsors lectures and radio appearances, and publishes books.

Sean Wilentz, writing in the New Republic describes FFF as, "right-wing free-market libertarian".[2]


The Future of Freedom Foundation was founded in 1989 by FFF president Jacob Hornberger, in an interview with The New American, he describes its aims establishing an educational foundation that would advance an uncompromising case for libertarianism in the context of both foreign and domestic policy.[3]

The mission of The Future of Freedom Foundation is to advance freedom by providing an uncompromising moral and economic case for individual liberty, free markets, private property, and limited government.


According to Beliefnet, a Hornberger opinion piece published on FFF's website was criticized for comparing "American Sniper “hero” Chris Kyle to the infamous Sandy Hook school shooter."[4]

Commentaries and web audio/video[edit]

On their website, commentaries dating back to 1996 are listed.[5] Videos, articles and more are included while numerous opinions across the political realm are included from issues ranging from nuclear power, censorship, the war on drugs and the Industrial Revolution. However, some of these videos are included in different places. On another webpage, it showcases full-length lectures, speeches and audio commentaries seemingly all from the 1990s.[6] The Foundation also has a UStream page that can livestream videos[7] and a Vimeo account.[8]

Books and tapes published by the foundation[edit]

According to their website, eight books have been published on different aspects of Libertarianism.[9] They include:

  • Liberty, Security, and the War on Terrorism (2003)
  • The Tyranny of Gun Control (1998)
  • The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars (1996)
  • The Case for Free Trade and Open Immigration (1995)
  • The Dangers of Socialized Medicine (1994)
  • The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, [1]

And three books authored by Sheldon Richman:

  • Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State (2001)
  • Your Money or Your Life: Why We Must Abolish the Income Tax (1999)
  • Separating School and State: How to Liberate America’s Families (1994)

Also the foundation offers tapes which supposedly include lectures at the Vienna Coffee Club, seminars and conferences hosted by the foundation, and "seminars that we have co-sponsored with the economics department at George Mason University." On the same page, the foundation recommends tells web users to visit the Conference Classroom, an online learning platform to watch videos or order DVDs.

Articles and archived information[edit]

Over the years, the Future of Freedom Foundation has published articles on numerous subjects. These subject include the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941,[10] failures of the Peace Corps,[11] and the rush to the war in Iran.[12] Also, the foundation has an archive of Drug War articles published by the website from April 1990 to April 2010, 10 years of archived material.[13]

The FFF has a list of Freedom Fighters on its website,[14] which includes Robert E. Lee.[15]


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