Our conversation about how all history is revisionist and open to creativity with Michael Douma continues this week.
Locke explores the nature of sovereignty as part of his attack on Filmer.
Locke’s real purpose in overturning Filmer is erecting an unassailable new political order not subject to rebellions and revolution from below.
Rob Schenck joins us to discuss how his career in the evangelical world morphed into continued political engagement.
Blocking is an easy way to hide disagreement, but doesn’t do much to end it, and scales poorly.
This week we discuss the implications of law enforecement’s ability to access genetic information from DNA databases like Ancestry and 23&Me.
We find two broad methods affecting the end of slavery: 1) absolute self-reliant independence by abolitionists, and 2) challenging the slave to rebel.
Michael Douma joins us for the first part of a two-part series to discuss how we should see the past as as an interpretative history.
Smith discusses Birney’s eventual opposition to the American Colonization Society and why he embraced abolitionism instead.
The modern state is a contingent historical development, born in blood—not a permanent or inevitable feature of human society.
Matthew Larosiere joins us to discuss how his interest in the design and development of weapons is controversial.
One Year After Charlottesville’s “Unite The Right” Riots: Following Karl Popper, We Should Tolerate Intolerance, Within Reason
Contra Popper’s virally optimized doppelgangers, the paradox of tolerance demands forbearance and restraint.
Phil Haunschild joins us to discuss how blockchain technology could potentially eliminate the governments’ presence in welfare and charity.
Whipple’s Liberty Chimers were a radical bunch, for sure—and she used that flame to ignite a deep and lasting opposition to the Slave Power.
Rhode Island’s “Dorr War” opened sharp wounds in the antislavery community. Whipple wanted to heal her community, and attack the real enemy.
Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to discuss how Frederick Douglass does not align perfectly into the accepted political factions of today.
The annual event throws the differences between libertarian and conservative thinking into sharp relief.
Smith discusses the interesting case of James Birney, who freed his slaves and became a prominent abolitionist.