The War Years cast a long, dark, dangerous shadow over the still-young Republic. The world was changing quickly, and everyone took note.
Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.
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.
John Brown was a dedicated leader of the American abolitionist movement, often known for his raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in 1859.
An activist and author involved in both the conservative and libertarian movements, Hess opposed taxation and promoted neighborhood self-sufficiency.
Vanessa Calder joins us this week to discuss whether or not residents of Crystal City, VA and Queens, NY should be excited by the arrival of Amazon.
The Constitution is the foundational document of the U.S. government. Debates over its interpretation still make a large impact on governmental power.
Adam Gurri explores the conflicts generated by three different ways of looking at the concept of liberty.
One of the major debates over the U.S. Constitution was between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, largely over the role of the states and a Bill of Rights.
Tilman examines the possibilities of a New Left-Libertarian convergence, and finds the prospects lacking.
James Madison was the fourth President of the United States and was the chief architect of the United States Constitution.
Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on religious freedom were heavily influenced by John Locke.
Ingersoll defends the traditional existence of secession throughout American history, but ultimately condemns it as inadvisable and rash.
Tullock contributed to the start of the public choice school of economics and countered status-quo arguments about the role of government in the market.
Bacon’s Rebellion was a bizarre and violent event with few truly heroic figures on either side.
Murray Rothbard explains the scholarly debates surrounding the American Revolution.