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Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 65: Was Frederick Douglass a Libertarian?

featuring Anthony Comegna on Aug 7, 2018

Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to discuss how Frederick Douglass does not align perfectly into the accepted political factions of today. 

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Constitutional Controversies

by George H. Smith on Sep 15, 2017

Smith discusses some major controversies provoked by the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

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Hospers, John (1918-2011)

by David Boaz on Aug 15, 2008

The first presidential candidate of the Libertarian party, John Hospers played an important role in organizing libertarians for political action.

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Devin Nunes Sues a Fictional Cow, His Mom, and Liz Mair

featuring Paul Matzko, Will Duffield, and Liz Mair on Apr 25, 2019

Liz Mair joins us to discuss Nunes, his cow, & how the lawsuit has created an internet backlash drawing more attention to parody accounts.

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MacBride, Roger Lea (1929-1995)

by David Boaz on Aug 15, 2008

With his electoral vote in 1972 and presidential campaign in 1976, Roger Lea MacBride expanded the influence of the Libertarian Party. 

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Pursuit of Happiness

by Hans Eicholz on Aug 15, 2008

The Declaration of Independence famously spoke of right to “the pursuit of happiness,” a phrase that has been questioned as to its extent and meaning.

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Radical Weirdness in the English Civil Wars

by Anthony Comegna and Caleb O. Brown on Jan 5, 2019

Caleb Brown interviews Anthony Comegna about the English Civil Wars and high weirdness in the primitive libertarian tradition.

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The Slave Trade and the Constitution

by George H. Smith on Sep 29, 2017

Smith explains some features of the slave trade and the constitutional provision that it would not be banned in America for at least 20 years.

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Genetics

by Matt Ridley on Aug 15, 2008

In light of the eugenics movement of the early-to-mid 20th century, genetics is often a dangerous topic in today’s scientific discourse.

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Slavery in the Constitutional Convention

by George H. Smith on Sep 22, 2017

Smith discusses some controversies over slavery during the framing of the Constitution, especially the three-fifths clause.

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Leland Yeager: In Memoriam

by Steven Horwitz on May 1, 2018

Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).

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Anarchism and American Traditions

by Voltairine de Cleyre in 1908

Voltairine De Cleyre reappraises the legacy of the American Revolution through an individualist anarchist lens.