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.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
During a state convention in Utica on September 1836, 93 delegates unanimously adopted a resolution to officially establish the Equal Rights Party.
Bryan Caplan gives us the case against traditional education.
George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.
Burrus describes how the state destroys our ability to conceive of a world where it doesn’t take on certain tasks.
America’s first identifiably libertarian political movement began as a conspiracy to conquer Tammany Hall.
Kate Sills joins us for a conversation on smart contracts and the future of blockchain technology.