What does the development of the bathtub have to do with how we think about history?
Elizabeth Nolan Brown joins us this week for a discussion about sex work. What’s the difference between sex trafficking and prostitution?
George H. Smith explores some features of social holism, as explained and defended by Emile Durkheim.
Andrew Turner joins us to talk about his experience being stationed at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in 2009 and 2010.
George H. Smith explores the historical and theoretical roots of methodological individualism and subjectivism.
Emma Ashford joins us this week to discuss the rise of the Islamic State. How is ISIS different from Al Qaeda and other terror groups? Does it pose an existential threat to the Western world?
George H. Smith discusses some controversial features of praxeology, as defended by Ludwig von Mises.
Join host Dr. Anthony Comegna on a series of libertarian explorations into the past.
Yuval Levin joins us to talk about political nostalgia and American individualism. Why do the political right and left both seem to be stuck yearning for the 1950s and early 60s?
George H. Smith explains methodological individualism and its implications for the existence of institutions and other social phenomena.
Peter T. Leeson joins us this week to discuss rational choice theory as it applies to self-governance. What happens in the absence of government?
George H. Smith discusses the value of sociology and some misconceptions of methodological individualism.
Patrick G. Eddington joins us this week to tell us about the history of the Central Intelligence Agency, how the CIA operates, and what the new Wikileaks revelations mean for our privacy online.
George H. Smith explains Herbert Spencer’s views of the scientific status of sociology, the nature of social laws, and the practical value of social science.
Aaron and Trevor have a discussion about the political authority of the state. Should one obey the government? Is there a compelling reason to?
George H. Smith explores the controversy over whether sociology qualifies as an authentic science.
Peter Goettler joins us this week to talk about his role at the Cato Institute, Cato’s history of 40 years of advancing liberty, and what’s next for public policy organizations more generally and for Cato specifically.
George H. Smith explains how the methodological monism of modern positivism differs from classical empiricism.