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Immanuel Kant and Nazism

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 6, 2018

Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 57: The World Wide Revolution

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 5, 2018

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.

Free Thoughts

Hamilton v. Madison (with Jay Cost)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Jay Cost on Jun 1, 2018

In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.

The Pursuit

2: It’s Not Just Land

featuring Tess Terrible on May 31, 2018

It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.

Excursions

Ernst Cassirer on Fascism and National Socialism

featuring George H. Smith on May 30, 2018

George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 56: DOWN WITH RENT!

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 29, 2018

Radical Locofocoism was both implemented and watered down at the same time. New York’s Anti-Rent War and the Revolutionary Constitution of 1846.

Excursions

Ayn Rand on Fascism

featuring George H. Smith on May 23, 2018

George H. Smith explores Rand’s contention that America was sliding down a slippery slope to fascism.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 55: The Possession of Frances Whipple

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 22, 2018

Frances Whipple was almost your standard aristocrat, heir to an elite family name; but through a life of radical activism she helped transform America.

Excursions

John Locke: A Leveller Connection?

featuring George H. Smith on May 16, 2018

Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 54: The Witch of Medbury Grove

featuring Anthony Comegna on May 15, 2018

 The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.

Free Thoughts

Trade War! (with Dan Ikenson)

featuring Aaron Ross Powell, Daniel J. Ikenson, and Trevor Burrus on May 11, 2018

Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?

Excursions

John Locke: In Search of the Radical Locke

featuring George H. Smith on May 9, 2018

George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.

Excursions

John Locke: Money and Private Property

featuring George H. Smith on May 2, 2018

George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.