George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.
We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
Smith explains how George Fitzhugh defended slavery on the grounds that it provides an ideal system of socialism.
Will Duffield joins us again to discuss Cambridge Analytica and the future of social media.
Gun rights are fundamentally about the balance of power between rulers and ruled, not questions of constitutional interpretation.
George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.
Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).
Steve Horwitz joins us to discuss the relationship between classical liberal history and economics.
Smith explains how some Southerners defended chattel slavery by contrasting it favorably with “wage slavery” in the North.
Peter Van Doren joins us again to discuss his time on jury duty.
George H. Smith explains how Locke dealt with some problems in the traditional Christian theory of private property.
Michael Douma and Phil Magness join us to discuss their new book What is Classical Liberal History?
“Ideal theory” political philosophy, like that of Rawls, glosses over the core problems with social democracy and other forms of statism.
Eamonn Butler joins us to discuss his new book Ayn Rand: An Introduction.
George H. Smith discusses Robert Nozick’s criticisms of Locke’s property theory.
When it comes to state and corporate power, the difference is one in kind, not of degree.
David M. Hart joins us to discuss his latest book, Social Class and State Power.
How was the abolitionist Moncure Conway widely criticized by other American abolitionists for his peace proposal that would end the Civil War?