George H. Smith discusses Buckle’s stress on the importance of ideas in the progress of civilization.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Ancient liberty is declining. And some are hoping that you won’t notice.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.
Brian Wilson from Combat and Classics joins us for a discussion on the trial of Socrates, as told by his student Plato in the Apology.
Markets are overwhelmingly good, but the results of market processes aren’t always good for everyone, in every instance. Pretending otherwise isn’t persuasive.
It shouldn’t need to be said, but the Confederacy didn’t stand for opposing federal overreach or eliminating handouts to big business—it stood for slavery.
After discussing some implications of early works on international law for libertarian theory, Smith concludes with a defense of Ayn Rand’s theory of rights.
Benedetto Croce argued that the lifespans of particular regimes, tyrants and oppressors are limited, but history always and inevitably arcs toward Liberty.
A compilation of links to all the content associated with Fascism Month 2016.
“Plantain was resolved that he would now make himself King of Madagascar, and govern there with absolute Power and Authority.”
Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion about why environmental policy questions so often result in dueling scientific studies.
The Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell affirmed the legality of forced sterilizations. How could such a thing happen? And what does it say about science and policy?
Mussolini attempted to remake the Italian mind, taking a personal interest in applying the twin tools of censorship and propaganda.
Some abolitionists saw the state as complicit in slavery and tried to fight slavery without its help.
George H. Smith discusses the meaning of “natural rights” and some historical aspects of this theory.
Part II in our investigation into the alleged “Business Plot” for a fascist coup against FDR—The Congressional Committee’s Report on “Un-American Activities.”
From the days of Wilson to Clinton today, the Democrats have been the party of the tyranny of the majority and limitless “planning” of others’ lives.
We treat people’s political beliefs as indicative of their character or competence, but that’s often a mistake.
Benjamin Powell joins us this week to discuss the economics of sweatshops and the wages of workers in the third world.
Did a shady clique of politicians and businessmen attempt to lead a fascist coup against FDR?—Libertarian icon General Smedley Butler swore as much.
George H. Smith begins his discussion of one of the most libertarian works on history ever written.
Life in early colonial Virginia was as nasty, brutish, and short as it got for seventeenth-century Englishmen, as shown in the sufferings of Richard Frethorne.
What does authority fear more than attack or subversion? The word “No.” In this video Karl Hess explores the concepts and consequences of defying authority.
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