Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.
William Batchelder Greene was an individualist anarchist and a pioneer in free banking.
Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.
Poking fun at politicians? A tradition at least as old as ancient Greece, as the comedies of Aristophanes show.
Presley gives a rundown of some of the many black women, both famous and lesser-known, who worked toward the abolition of slavery.
Ancient liberty is declining. And some are hoping that you won’t notice.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.
Markets are overwhelmingly good, but the results of market processes aren’t always good for everyone, in every instance. Pretending otherwise isn’t persuasive.
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.
A compilation of links to all the content associated with Fascism Month 2016.
Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Mussolini attempted to remake the Italian mind, taking a personal interest in applying the twin tools of censorship and propaganda.
From the days of Wilson to Clinton today, the Democrats have been the party of the tyranny of the majority and limitless “planning” of others’ lives.
We treat people’s political beliefs as indicative of their character or competence, but that’s often a mistake.
Feminism is part of an interlocking family of movements aimed at human liberation, and indeed helping to achieve it, albeit in fits and starts.
D’Amato discusses the rule of the Fascist Party in Italy and draws parallels to American politics.
Distinguishing two kinds of government arbitrariness, each illustrated by a parable.
Paterson’s prose is a joy to read, and her insights into human freedom have enduring relevance, writes Presley.