William Leggett’s antislavery wasn’t just spontaneous. His editorial career was spent teasing out the finer points of libertarian theory.
Cato Institute Vice President of Communications Khristine Brookes joins us to discuss the ever-changing world of news and media.
George H. Smith explains the role of the Catholic Church in the French government, and how Jean Meslier reconciled his atheism with his role as a priest.
William Leggett was the man who created the first identifiably libertarian movement in American history.
Tom W. Bell joins us for a Live Free Thoughts to talk about the emerging trend of private start up governments.
George H. Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.
William Morgan was about to publish the Freemasons’ tightly controlled secrets. Morgan planned to expose the powers conferred by initiation.
John Samples joins us to discuss how the Trump presidency is challenging America’s institutions.
George H. Smith criticizes some features of Benedict Spinoza’s political theory, especially his theory of rights.
Much as we modern libertarians might love to hate the Whigs, they were in many ways indistinguishable from the Jacksonians.
Emma Ashford gives us a primer on Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that is one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world.
George H. Smith explains the fundamentals of Benedict Spinoza’s theory of rights and government.
The 1820s, 30s, and 40s were rough and tumble times. Life changed more quickly in those decades than ever before and practically everyone felt it.
David Kopel joins us again to discuss firearms, gun violence, mass shootings, and whether a gun-free America is possible or desirable.
George H. Smith continues his discussion of Benedict Spinoza by explaining how he defended freedom of religion and speech.
Joel Mokyr argues that the elite stood on the shoulders of craftsmen to bring us into the age of Enlightenment.
George Selgin joins us again on Free Thoughts for a conversation about the origins and role of the Federal Reserve.
George H. Smith explains why Benedict Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise became one of the most scandalous books ever published.