The origin of the idea that liberty could be preserved through the separation of powers endures through the arguments of Polybius.
Samuel Edward Konkin III created a theory of resistance to the state, agorism, that eschewed politics for peaceful but illegal market activity.
Minarchists and anarchists—i.e. champions of the night-watchman state and opponents of any state—aren’t as clearly distinguishable as one might think.
D’Amato profiles Robert Anton Wilson, an eclectic thinker with a strong commitment to individualism and a penchant for mischief.
D’Amato explores the idea of libertarian socialism by analyzing the history of individualist anarchism and “voluntary socialism.”
Though fundamentally incompatible, both Classical Elite Theory and libertarianism recognize that oligarchs are corrupt.
Southerners strategically supported a small & limited national government, but their motives for doing so were appalling.
Free Thoughts/Power Problem Crossover: Are Libertarians Isolationists? (with Trevor Thrall and Emma Ashford)
Trevor Thrall & Emma Ashford discuss the nuance differences between isolationists, non-interventionists, & pragmatic realists.
Happy Thanksgiving! Look no further for the most (arguably) useful and live-changing technology to put under the tree this holiday season.
This Thanksgiving, blow your relatives’ minds by exploding the myth of self government.
Phil Magness breaks down Lysander Spooner’s radical activist lifestyle.
CRISPR technology promises to eradicate diseases and feed the starving, but should we be worried about possible ill consequences?
Smith interviews the spirit of Adam Smith, soliciting his opinion of David Hume and other matters.
Ethiopian victory over the Italians inspired resistance to empire for generations, across the globe.
Do you know your states’ constitution? Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton joins us to discuss state constitutions in contrast with the federal Constitution.
How did Ethiopians remain independent while Europeans carved up the rest of their continent?—with a culture of resistance fifteen centuries old.
Peter Van Doren explains that debates over the use of new technologies typically focus on ethics rather than efficacy.
During the speakership crisis, political party lines were strictly defined by the slavery issue, which only inched the country closer to civil war.