Libertarianism comes in many varieties. Here, Powell sets out his own off-the-beaten-path version, with intellectual roots among the Ancient Greeks.
Does the modern libertarian movement have any significant similarities to the early Christian movement? Smith explores this intriguing possibility.
The internet may be beginning to deliver on its potential to radically change human interactions in all spheres of life.
The Young Americans were New York’s next generation of artists, intellectuals, and activists; many of whom were inspired by the Loco-Foco movement.
Smith discusses what Garrison meant by the “right of secession,” and how he reconciled his views with his condemnation of secession by the southern states.
Rick Doblin joins us to give a primer on the medical uses of psychedelics.
George H. Smith discusses the traditional Christian theory of private property and how it was viewed as the result of original sin.
Empowering the state so that it can “make us safer” often results in oppressive law enforcement crackdowns on minorities.
By the Fall of 1837, both Tammany Hall Democrats and the Locofocos loved Van Buren’s administration so a reunion was now a real possibility.
Smith discusses how peace activists and pacifists justified their support of the North during the Civil War.
Robert Whaples joins us for a conversation on the Pope’s earnest call to build a caring society.
Libertarians have long drawn a distinction between those who produce wealth and those who expropriate it-but who is in which category has changed.
Was Jean Meslier a communist? George H. Smith explores this tricky issue.
Skoble addresses Nancy MacLean’s attempt to pathologize libertarianism.
During a state convention in Utica on September 1836, 93 delegates unanimously adopted a resolution to officially establish the Equal Rights Party.
Smith defends the pacifist Garrison from the charge of hypocrisy for supporting the Union during the Civil War.
Bryan Caplan gives us the case against traditional education.
George H. Smith critically examines the claim that Jean Meslier was a communist anarchist.