Presley offers advice for thinking independently.
George H. Smith explains Jean Meslier’s three major objections to Christian morality, as taught by Jesus.
William Leggett’s antislavery wasn’t just spontaneous. His editorial career was spent teasing out the finer points of libertarian theory.
Smith discusses some of the very few abolitionists who defended the right of southern states to secede from the Union.
Cato Institute Vice President of Communications Khristine Brookes joins us to discuss the ever-changing world of news and media.
George H. Smith explains the role of the Catholic Church in the French government, and how Jean Meslier reconciled his atheism with his role as a priest.
Social contract theories say that governments are just institutions that protect people’s liberties. Such theories serve to conceal the state’s tyranny.
William Leggett was the man who created the first identifiably libertarian movement in American history.
Tom W. Bell joins us for a Live Free Thoughts to talk about the emerging trend of private start up governments.
George H. Smith explains some of the libertarian ideas of Jean Meslier, the notorious atheist-priest.
William Morgan was about to publish the Freemasons’ tightly controlled secrets. Morgan planned to expose the powers conferred by initiation.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.
John Samples joins us to discuss how the Trump presidency is challenging America’s institutions.
George H. Smith criticizes some features of Benedict Spinoza’s political theory, especially his theory of rights.
Much as we modern libertarians might love to hate the Whigs, they were in many ways indistinguishable from the Jacksonians.
Smith discusses Spooner’s critique of taxation.
Emma Ashford gives us a primer on Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that is one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world.
Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.