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The Boston Tea Party

by George H. Smith on Jan 17, 2012

The British response to the Boston Tea Party stiffened American resolve for revolution. In this essay, George Smith tells the story of that event.

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Near and Far Acts of Violence

by Jason Kuznicki on Jan 19, 2012

What is the moral distinctions between the My Lai massacre and the Hiroshima bombing? Kuznicki discusses.

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Bruce Benson on the Evolution of Law

featuring Bruce Benson on Mar 8, 1997

Benson discusses the history of the legal system and the development of cooperation in society.

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Black History and Liberty

by Jonathan Blanks on Jan 23, 2012

Blanks discusses the struggles for freedom during the civil rights movement and libertarians hesitancy to address the period.

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Robert Higgs on the Rise and Fall of Leviathan

featuring Robert Higgs on May 27, 1995

Higgs discusses the “ratchet effect” - the concept that having grabbed authority in a crisis, government institution’s rarely relinquish those powers.