A failure at business and a failure at life, Jimmy Rose was a lot like the rest of his generation—drowning in change.
George H. Smith explains the fundamentals of Benedict Spinoza’s theory of rights and government.
The 1820s, 30s, and 40s were rough and tumble times. Life changed more quickly in those decades than ever before and practically everyone felt it.
A tale of political violence and double-standards.
Nationalism is a simple and relativist political ideology that holds tremendous sway with millions of voters and many governments.
Smith summarizes Spooner’s basic arguments for the unconstitutionality of slavery.
David Kopel joins us again to discuss firearms, gun violence, mass shootings, and whether a gun-free America is possible or desirable.
Libertarian political institutions are most conducive to virtuous living, and virtuous people will be inclined to uphold libertarian principles.
While Renaissance artists and intellectuals rediscovered, revived, and revered, tinkering inventors drove progress into its next epochal period.
George H. Smith continues his discussion of Benedict Spinoza by explaining how he defended freedom of religion and speech.
Joel Mokyr argues that the elite stood on the shoulders of craftsmen to bring us into the age of Enlightenment.
George Selgin joins us again on Free Thoughts for a conversation about the origins and role of the Federal Reserve.
George H. Smith explains why Benedict Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise became one of the most scandalous books ever published.
Historians call 1816-1824 the “Era of Good Feelings” because there were no real party organizations.
We talk about the freedom of speech in the internet era. How has the shift to digital communication changed interpretations of the 1st Amendment?
Tucker compares the human idolatry of gold to religious worship, looking forward to the day when every man pulls his own metals from the sea.
Tucker rejoins the trans-Atlantic dialogue between his American Spoonerite anarchists and the English Individualists.