In the wake of the Norman Conquest of England, new institutions arose that would lay the foundations for English, and eventually American, self-government.
Drug prohibition has been catastrophic, with a tremendous human cost. Here’s what would happen if we ended it.
We don’t need government to fund scientific research.
The scientific research that informs regulations falls prey to perverse incentives when it’s funded by the government doing the regulating. Here’s a better alternative.
A history of how libertarians have thought about utopias and how utopian thinking has influenced libertarianism.
As the debate around guns becomes increasingly divisive, it is important to know the original purpose of the Second Amendment.
The Anti-Federalists had a strong distrust of government power. A national government with too much power was, as far as they were concerned, a pathway to government oppression.
War powers practice in the early republic suggests that the president’s power of “self‐defense” was far narrower than Trump’s defenders imagine.
Ulysses S. Grant rode his popularity to political power.
Few in the libertarian movement have suffered as much as Lewis for the cause of freedom.
Beccaria was deeply opposed to the death penalty, a rarity for his time when most believed capital punishment was an acceptable response to many crimes.
Madison gave no sign in his pre-presidential career that he would flourish in the chief magistracy, and he lived up to expectations.
Jacob Grier joins the show today to talk with Trevor about the American war on tobacco.
Lincoln’s navigation of the secession crisis and ensuing Civil War can legitimately be described as unprepared at best, and at moments susceptible to severe strategic missteps.
In foreign affairs, the Arthur administration was as devoid of accomplishment as almost any in American history.
Monroe was not a deep thinker, as were Jefferson and Madison, nor was he the charismatic leader that Washington was.
The most prominent of America’s contradictions is that its Founding documents were written by white men who owned black human beings as farm equipment, yet they expressed a commitment to liberty.