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The New Revolution: “Strategies for Change”

by Don Caldwell in 1989

“Unlike apartheid and socialism, free enterprise would [allow people] to choose where to live…how to spend their money[, what to] read, and where to worship.”

columns

Belief and Moral Judgment

by George H. Smith on Jun 24, 2016

Should we apply moral judgments, such as “immoral,” to beliefs per se? Smith begins his discussion of this difficult problem.

Free Thoughts

The Constitution in Practice: From Liberty to Leviathan

featuring Roger Pilon, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jun 24, 2016

Roger Pilon joins us again to give an outline of Constitutional jurisprudence from its signing in 1787 through the New Deal era and into modernity.

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Home Life, Health and Happiness

by Edwin C. Walker on Jan 20, 1897

“Because liberty permits us to correct our mistakes…files the chains that bind us to the dead body of the past…we strive [for liberty in] morals and love.”

Excursions

The Other Adam Smith, Part 5

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 22, 2016

George H. Smith discusses Adam Smith’s views on a standing army and his arguments for competition in education.

columns

Immanuel Kant on War and Peace

by George H. Smith on Jun 20, 2016

Smith discusses some of Kant’s ideas about the moral, political, and practical aspects of perpetual peace.

Free Thoughts

The Philosophical Foundations of the Constitution

featuring Roger Pilon, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Jun 17, 2016

Roger Pilon joins us to discuss the United States’s founding documents and the philosophy of the men that drafted them.

Excursions

The Other Adam Smith, Part 4

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 15, 2016

George Smith explores Adam Smith’s views on Columbus, smuggling, and education.

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The Free Love Ideal

by J. William Lloyd on Jan 14, 1897

“To my mind the law is not our worst enemy. … Religious bigotry, marital jealousy, social prejudice, will operate in ostracism, contempt…and actual violence.”

columns

Immanuel Kant on Spontaneous Order

by George H. Smith on Jun 10, 2016

Smith explains Kant’s notion of the “unsocial sociability” of human nature, and how these antagonistic tendencies generate human progress.