SIR ANTONY FISHER

Atlas Network founder Sir Antony Fisher knew he wanted to change the world for the better, but he wasn’t sure how until Nobel laureate economist Friedrich A. Hayek convinced him to abandon electoral aspirations and instead begin work building institutions that would fight on the front lines in a global battle of ideas.




That battle continues today, with hundreds of Atlas Network partners around the world helping to make their communities and countries more free and prosperous. June 28, 2015, would have been Fisher's 100th birthday, and Atlas Network is commemorating his life and legacy with a collection of essays, videos, and recollections about Fisher's ongoing impact on the world.

The essays below, contributed by scholars renowned in their fields, illustrate the diversity of thought to be found in today’s battle of ideas and serve as ammunition for a new generation inspired to fight for freedom.

ARTICLES, VIDEOS, AND EVENTS COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF SIR ANTONY FISHER

Words of reminiscence and appreciation for Antony Fisher by Milton Friedman, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, Robert Boyd, José René Scull, George Pearson, Sally Pipes, Tim and Denyse Browne, and Bill Sumner.

Remembering Atlas Network Founder Antony Fisher, by Atlas Network, June 27, 2015
[VIDEO] Linda Whetstone on the Life and Legacy of Antony Fisher, by Institute of Economic Affairs, June 26, 2015
[VIDEO] Sir Antony Fisher’s Legacy: Chip Mellor on Fisher’s Vision and Determination, by Atlas Network, June 26, 2015
Antony Fisher: Entrepreneur for Liberty, by Dr. George H. Nash, June 19, 2015
Changing the World by Changing Ideas, by Dr. Eamonn Butler, June 16, 2015
[VIDEO] Sir Antony Fisher’s Legacy: Brad Lips on Global Partners for Freedom, by Atlas Network, June 8, 2015
[VIDEO] Sir Antony Fisher’s Legacy: Alex Chafuen on Atlas Network in the 21st Century, by Atlas Network, June 8, 2015
[VIDEO] Sir Antony Fisher: The Battle of Ideas for Freedom, by Atlas Network, June 8, 2015
Realizing the Worldwide Vision of Antony Fisher, by Atlas Network, April 27, 2015


ARTICLES ILLUSTRATING THE DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT IN TODAY'S BATTLE OF IDEAS

Ideas Can Change the Course of History and Individual Lives, by Nikolai Wenzel, June 26, 2015
How the World is Changing Think Tanks, by Brad Lips, June 26, 2015
The Future of Freedom in Africa, by Donald Cassell, June 26, 2015
Reclaiming Classical Liberalism Through the Realm of Ideas, by Steve Horwitz, June 25, 2015
Antony Fisher and the Influence of Intellectuals on Modern Society, by George H. Smith, June 25, 2015
China’s Reform Requires a Global Climate of Ideas, by Mao Yushi, June 25, 2015
Ideas Have Consequences: The Case of Dollarization in Ecuador, by Dora de Ampuero, June 19, 2015
Vladimir Putin, Anti-Americanism, and Russian Authoritarianism, by Paul Hollander, May 7, 2015
Dreaming of Political Legitimacy in Contemporary China, by Stephen Hasley, Ph.D., April 30, 2015
Capital, Piketty’s Ogre, by Anthony de Jasay, April 22, 2015
Alexis de Tocqueville’s Legacy in the Early 21st Century, by Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, April 22, 2015
Toleration: The Liberal Path to Peace and Prosperity, by Bican Şahin, Ph.D., March 25, 2015