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Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea

featuring C. Bradley Thompson, David Boaz, and Tod Lindberg on Mar 16, 2011

Neoconservatism probes what neoconservatives call their “philosophy of governance” — their plan for governing America.

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Libertarianism, from A to Z

featuring David Boaz, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Tom G. Palmer on May 18, 2010

Jeffrey Miron sets the record straight with a dictionary of libertarian views on everything from abortion to the war on terror.

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The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

featuring Brink Lindsey, Matt Ridley, and Robin Hanson on May 20, 2010

In his book, “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves,” Ridley draws on the work of Smith and Darwin to present a history of cultural and economic evolution.

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Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life

featuring James R. Otteson, John Samples, and Nicholas Phillipson on Jan 12, 2011

Phillipson reconstructs Adam Smith’s intellectual ancestry and formation, of which he gives a radically new and convincing account.

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Are Liberty and Equality Compatible?

featuring David Boaz, James P. Sterba, and Jan Narveson on Aug 3, 2010

Sterba advances the argument that libertarian negative liberty supports a welfare state. Narveson disagrees, using social contract theory to support his position.

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Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty

featuring David Sentelle, Randy E. Barnett, Roger Pilon, & Walter Dellinger on Feb 4, 2004

Randy Barnett shows how the courts over the years have been cutting holes in the Constitution to eliminate the parts that impede the growth of government.

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Do We Need the Constitution?

by John Samples on Nov 3, 2011

Samples discusses some of the failures of the constitution, wondering if it can truly be a government limiting document.

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On the Wealth of Nations

featuring David Boaz and P. J. O'Rourke on Jan 9, 2007

P.J. O’Rourke gives a modern-day spin on The Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith’s revolutionary theories on liberty