Smith was not romantic about political authority.
Not only was Joe Exotic a lover of big cats, he also ran for president and for governor of Oklahoma. Netflix’s Tiger King gives us a glimpse into the world of big cat ownership.
Milton argued that the state is not some quasi-divine entity ordained by God but is instead an organization legitimized by the consent of the governed.
Radu Uszkai joins the show today to talk about if the case against intellectual property can be strengthened by appealing to the work of F.A. Hayek.
What do cowpox pus, the radio, and coffee have in common? More than you might think.
In the wake of the Norman Conquest of England, new institutions arose that would lay the foundations for English, and eventually American, self-government.
Richard Nixon was one of the most problematic and controversial leaders in U.S. history.
Matt Ridley joins the show today to talk about his new book, How Innovation Works.
In Marsilius’s mind, the main disturber of the peace of his day was the papacy.
The printing press acted as a catalyst for cohesion by creating a standard language.
The Good Place argues, time and again, that the perpetual uncertainty about what happens next is part of what makes life so precious and magical.
A boring government is the best kind of government, and cults of personality can’t do boring.
Kevin Vallier joins the show today to discuss how politics itself is nothing more than a power struggle between groups with irreconcilable aims.
Technology has eased our transition to the new socially distant world.
Ibn Khaldun was a prominent 14th-century historian famous for being the precursor or even founder, according to some historians, of the social sciences.
The U.S. has known for a long time that the immigration system is broken.
A libertarian world won’t eliminate all poverty, but it offers powerful tools for greatly reducing it, and improving the lives of the poorest and least privileged.
Visions of Liberty sets out to explore libertarianism by describing the hopeful future it could bring about.