George 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.
This week, Gary Chartier joins us to discuss the libertarian corporation problem.
John Glaser joins us to discuss our fragile national ego and his new paper on the illusion of American decline.
How effective is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Does it actually dismantle crime? Is it a good tool?
George Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.
In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.
We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.
It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.
Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.
We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.
In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.
It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.
George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.
Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.
What about our right to property?
Mike Munger joins us to discuss his new book and the future of the sharing economy.
George H. Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.
Frances Whipple was almost your standard aristocrat, heir to an elite family name; but through a life of radical activism she helped transform America.