George H. Smith explains the controversial arguments of the deist John Toland, as defended in Christianity not Mysterious.
Benjamin Lay, the lone Quaker dwarf abolitionist was perhaps the most radical person on the planet during his own time.
Elizabeth Anderson joins us to talk about her new book, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It).
George H. Smith explains why Edward Gibbon rejected miraculous accounts in his masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
What happened in Haiti in the 1790s was unique and truly revolutionary.
Brock Cusick joins us this week to talk about bitcoin and the decentralized blockchain technology that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run on.
George H. Smith explains the basic tenets of deism and why it posed a political threat.
What, exactly, is a revolution?
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion on Richard Thaler’s work in behavioral economics.
Roderick T. Long, Jacob T. Levy, David Bernstein and R. Richard Geddes present on “Race, Class, and Gender” at an IHS Fellows Research Colloquium, 1997.
George H. Smith explains the origins of deism and its basic ideas.
Happy Halloween from Liberty Chronicles! We’re celebrating Reformation Day and replaying one of our favorite episodes on the Salem Witch Trials.
Jeffrey A. Singer joins us to talk about the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. Why are there so many opioid users in the US?
Nathaniel Branden gives a personal account of his ideological journey at a 1987 California Libertarian Party conference.
George H. Smith explains some tactics that early freethinkers used in the attempt to avoid punishment for blasphemy and other religious crimes.
Sheldon Richman has been a staple of modern libertarianism. His work builds on an argument that politicians do not build societies.
David Schoenbrod shares five specific tricks that politicians from both parties use to avoid public accountability.
George H. Smith explores Shaftesbury’s defense of ridicule and satire in matters of religion.