Helena Rosenblatt and Daniel Klein debate the origin of liberalism.
Frank Dikötter, an expert on Chinese communism, joins the show to talk about the nature of dictatorships.
Peter Goettler joins us this week to talk about his role at the Cato Institute, Cato’s history of 40 years of advancing liberty, and what’s next for public policy organizations more generally and for Cato specifically.
William J. Watkins, Jr. joins us for a discussion on the Articles of Confederation and the ideas of the Anti-Federalists.
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on the New Deal policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Did the New Deal really pull America out of the Great Depression?
Jim Powell joins us for a discussion on how the tradition of liberty in the United States was established and how it subsequently flourished.
Jason Kuznicki joins us to discuss the chapter he wrote on Immanuel Kant for our new book, Arguments for Liberty.
Mustafa Akyol discusses Islam. Is there a Muslim case for liberty? How has Islam traditionally treated the principles of political liberalism?
Andrei Illarionov tells us about growing up and studying economics in the Soviet Union, and working as an economic policy advisor to Vladimir Putin.
Bill Emmott joins us to talk about his new book, The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea.
David Starkey explains the origins of the UK Parliament so that we can understand how it differs from the U.S. government.
Clay Routledge joined the show today to talk about how our society has become increasingly individualistic, and how we are still learning the consequences of that.
Catherine Wilson teaches us that there is more to Epicureanism than eating, drinking, and being merry.
Jacob Grier joins the show today to talk with Trevor about the American war on tobacco.
Patrick G. Eddington comes back to the show to talk about his time in the CIA from 1988 to 1996.
Jacob Sullum joins the show to talk about how drug prohibition actually creates more problems than if some controlled substances were made legal.
Terence Kealey joins the show today to talk about how the government is nearly the single buyer of scientific research.
Deirdre McCloskey joins our show again to talk about her new book, Why Liberalism Works: How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All.