Timothy Sandefur joins us this week to discuss how Frederick Douglass does not align perfectly into the accepted political factions of today.
Smith discusses some major controversies provoked by the debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
A hero of the American Revolution, Lafayette was also a champion of liberty in his native France.
The first presidential candidate of the Libertarian party, John Hospers played an important role in organizing libertarians for political action.
Liz Mair joins us to discuss Nunes, his cow, & how the lawsuit has created an internet backlash drawing more attention to parody accounts.
With his electoral vote in 1972 and presidential campaign in 1976, Roger Lea MacBride expanded the influence of the Libertarian Party.
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.
Wooldridge answers the classic question: “But who will build the roads?”
Donohue explains how modern libertarianism traces back to the Antifederalists, the group opposed to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
Caleb Brown interviews Anthony Comegna about the English Civil Wars and high weirdness in the primitive libertarian tradition.
A prolific author and Austrian economist, Murray Rothbard promoted a form of free market anarchism he called “anarcho-capitalism.”
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.
In light of the eugenics movement of the early-to-mid 20th century, genetics is often a dangerous topic in today’s scientific discourse.
What would happen if we didn’t have a central bank?
Smith discusses some controversies over slavery during the framing of the Constitution, especially the three-fifths clause.
Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).
Voltairine De Cleyre reappraises the legacy of the American Revolution through an individualist anarchist lens.