Beginning as nothing but a personal blog of sorts, this website was primarily created to address less than libertarian elements in the larger libertarian community from a right libertarian perspective, but is amenable to all sorts of topics and opinions.
A little about the sites name:
Pericles, the Athenian general, statesman, and orator was one of the most influential Greeks in history. Gaining the respect of other great Greeks like Plato and Aristotle he is probably best known for having built the Parthenon. So he’s probably not well liked by Hans Herman Hoppe, who used the Parthenon as the cover of his book: Democracy: The God That Failed.
That aside, the reason why the site is named for this man, is his funeral oration. An oration in which he expresses what might be the first acceptance and advocacy of the idea of self ownership, the principle from which most libertarian thought is derived.
I declare that in my opinion each single one of our citizens, in all the manifold aspects of life, is able to show himself the rightful lord and owner of his own person, and do this, moreover, with exceptional grace and exceptional versatility.
So regardless of his historical and cultural faults, which all men have, there is something truly inspirational and endearing about a man who may have inspired a great philosophy.
It’s come to my attention that some people aren’t sure what the site’s tagline is specifically referencing. Right libertarianism is the libertarianism of Mises, Rothbard, Hoppe, Woods, and Kinsella. Explained here by Hans Hoppe himself.
So welcome to Pericles.press!