Thucydides paints a nuanced picture of Athens, contrasting its domestic and foreign policies.
Immorality often has bad consequences, for individuals and also for societies.
Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War looks at political events without romance.
Kuznicki explores the implications of libertarian radicalism being based on epistemic humility.
Smith discusses how Kant used his theory of property rights to justify government, and how he distinguished physical possession from rightful ownership.
Herodotus’ writings on the Greco-Persian wars contain insights into Greek political thought.
How Star Wars explains our troubling presidential race.
Without the state’s incredible, Heaven-mandated, virtually godlike concentrated power, “Who would build the roads?”
Smith explains how Robert Paul Wolff and Immanuel Kant used the same principle of moral autonomy to reach opposite conclusions about the legitimacy of the state.
Presley argues that libertarians will be more persuasive if they actively support private alternatives to government poverty programs.
Smith discusses some libertarian aspects of Kant’s theory of individual rights.
It’s reasonable to reach radical conclusions.
The state was born of violence and oppression. This should color our understanding of its present nature.
Smith discusses Kant’s attempt to justify objective moral principles and his views on when the use of coercion is morally proper.
Smith explains some fundamental features of Immanuel Kant’s moral and political theory.
Private property regimes incentivize good behavior—but some actors try to reap the benefits of the system without following the rules themselves.
Smith discusses some good and bad influences that Ayn Rand’s ideas had on his own intellectual development.
Aristophanes explored the relationship between the ancient Greeks and their gods. Are people only pious to avoid bad luck? To get some boon in return?