In his first essay in a new series on John Locke, Smith explains some essential features of Locke’s case for private property.
On May 19, 1842, Thomas W. Dorr dressed up like Napoleon and ordered his makeshift little army to storm the Providence state arsenal.
John Hasnas joins us this week to discuss the evolutionary process of common law.
George Smith discusses Locke’s view of the original commons, before the institution of private property.
“Nowhere in the world have life, LIBERTY, and property been safer than in Rhode Island.”
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington join us to discuss forensic science and the criminal justice system.
George Smith continues his discussion of how the theory of private property changed over the centuries.
1840 was the Locofoco year—their chance to permanently change America.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
Smith contrasts the modern secular approach to private property with the traditional Christian theory.
Abram D. Smith is a forgotten figure in American history. But in September 1838, a circle of revolutionaries elected him to be President of Canada.
Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily join us for a conversation on law enforcement and accountability.
Does the modern libertarian movement have any significant similarities to the early Christian movement? Smith explores this intriguing possibility.
The Young Americans were New York’s next generation of artists, intellectuals, and activists; many of whom were inspired by the Loco-Foco movement.
Rick Doblin joins us to give a primer on the medical uses of psychedelics.
George H. Smith discusses the traditional Christian theory of private property and how it was viewed as the result of original sin.
By the Fall of 1837, both Tammany Hall Democrats and the Locofocos loved Van Buren’s administration so a reunion was now a real possibility.
Robert Whaples joins us for a conversation on the Pope’s earnest call to build a caring society.