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The Germ of the State

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Donisthorpe begins this important contribution to trans-Atlantic libertarianism by investigating the claim that the state is an organism.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 58: Polk - What a Horrible President!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 12, 2018

In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.

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A Justification of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 11, 2018

Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.

Free Thoughts

Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)

featuring Trevor Burrus on Jun 8, 2018

We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.

The Pursuit

3: It Hits Home

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 7, 2018

It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.

Excursions

Immanuel Kant and Nazism

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 6, 2018

Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.

Liberty Chronicles

Ep. 57: The World Wide Revolution

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 5, 2018

We often learn that Manifest Destiny was created by racists and imperialists and there’s truth to that, but the first libertarians were also responsible.

Free Thoughts

Hamilton v. Madison (with Jay Cost)

featuring Trevor Burrus and Jay Cost on Jun 1, 2018

In the history of American politics there are few stories as enigmatic as that of Hamilton and Madison’s personal feud.

The Pursuit

2: It’s Not Just Land

featuring Tess Terrible on May 31, 2018

It’s narrow to think of it as just land and asset, dollars on value.

Excursions

Ernst Cassirer on Fascism and National Socialism

featuring George H. Smith on May 30, 2018

George H. Smith discusses the mythological thinking that dominated Nazi ideology, as explained in Cassirer’s book The Myth of the State.