What, exactly, is a revolution?
Peter Van Doren joins us for a discussion on Richard Thaler’s work in behavioral economics.
Roderick T. Long, Jacob T. Levy, David Bernstein and R. Richard Geddes present on “Race, Class, and Gender” at an IHS Fellows Research Colloquium, 1997.
George H. Smith explains the origins of deism and its basic ideas.
Happy Halloween from Liberty Chronicles! We’re celebrating Reformation Day and replaying one of our favorite episodes on the Salem Witch Trials.
Jeffrey A. Singer joins us to talk about the ongoing opioid overdose epidemic in the United States. Why are there so many opioid users in the US?
Nathaniel Branden gives a personal account of his ideological journey at a 1987 California Libertarian Party conference.
George H. Smith explains some tactics that early freethinkers used in the attempt to avoid punishment for blasphemy and other religious crimes.
Sheldon Richman has been a staple of modern libertarianism. His work builds on an argument that politicians do not build societies.
David Schoenbrod shares five specific tricks that politicians from both parties use to avoid public accountability.
George H. Smith explores Shaftesbury’s defense of ridicule and satire in matters of religion.
Leonard Liggio presents the case for libertarianism as an alternative to the traditional right/left divide in politics, especially with foreign policy.
For every successful revolution there are maybe dozens that fail. For every 1776 there is a 1741.
John Glaser and Emma Ashford join us this week to discuss the “Iran nuclear deal.” What is this deal—what did the US and Iran agree to?
George H. Smith explains how some leading Christian theologians justified the death penalty for heretics and blasphemers.
We’re inclined to look at 18th-century America and see the grand legacy of freedoms won, but what about the freedoms we lost?
Richard E. Wagner joins us for a discussion on life and thought of James M. Buchanan, who was one of the founders of public choice theory.
George H. Smith explains the similarities between medieval heresy and our modern notion of treason against the state.