by Charles H. Hamilton, The Conservative Press in Twentieth-Century America, 1999
"On 17 March 1920, these liberal journals were joined by a serious rival. The Freeman optimistically proposed 'to meet the new sense of responsibility and the new spirit of inqury which recent events have liberated especially in the fields of economics and politics'. For four years, the Freeman helped to shape intellectual opinion in America. It forcefully presented another thread in liberalism, claiming a classical liberal and Jeffersonian heritage that it proclaimed as 'radical.' ... The idea for the Freeman originated with Albert Jay Nock and came to fruition through conversations with Francis Neilson and Helen Swift Neilson in 1919."