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 Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.
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.
Diego Zuluaga joins us for a discussion on cryptocurrencies.
Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.
The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.
Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?