The War Years cast a long, dark, dangerous shadow over the still-young Republic. The world was changing quickly, and everyone took note.
Dr. Frank of The Mr. T Experience joins us to talk about the politics of punk rock. What is punk rebelling against? Is it inherently political?
Skwire sets the record straight about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane.
George H. Smith explains the political implications of the deistic repudiation of special revelation and miracles.
D’Amato profiles Robert Anton Wilson, an eclectic thinker with a strong commitment to individualism and a penchant for mischief.
This First Patriot Coalition helped win the war, but the Second, a far more aristocratical, power-friendly coalition was already busy about its work.
Charles J. Sykes joins us this week for a discussion on the origins of the populist, pro-Trump Right.
Good tech principles will become good governance principles, whether governments want them to or not.
George H. Smith explains the controversial arguments of the deist John Toland, as defended in Christianity not Mysterious.
Benjamin Lay, the lone Quaker dwarf abolitionist was perhaps the most radical person on the planet during his own time.
Smith explains why Spooner believed that defending the unconstitutionality of slavery was essential to abolitionism.
Elizabeth Anderson joins us to talk about her new book, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It).
Presley reviews La Boétie’s classic essay.
Saying people have a right to health care is based on a conceptual confusion.
George H. Smith explains why Edward Gibbon rejected miraculous accounts in his masterpiece, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
What happened in Haiti in the 1790s was unique and truly revolutionary.
Brock Cusick joins us this week to talk about bitcoin and the decentralized blockchain technology that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies run on.
George H. Smith explains the basic tenets of deism and why it posed a political threat.