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Civil War in New England!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Apr 3, 2018

On May 19, 1842, Thomas W. Dorr dressed up like Napoleon and ordered his makeshift little army to storm the Providence state arsenal.

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The Print Revolution

by Condorcet in 1795

No mere whig historian, Condorcet recognized that alongside wonderful, liberty-maximizing inventions like printing came modern states and global slavery.

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A(nother) Neglected Anniversary

by Anthony Comegna on Apr 1, 2018

Though historians refuse to recognize his accomplishment, H. L. Mencken invented an entire historical genre and method.

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Defenses of the Right of Secession

by George H. Smith on Mar 30, 2018

Smith discusses the doctrine of state sovereignty, as defended by Alexander Stephens, Thomas Jefferson, and John C. Calhoun.

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Understanding Common Law (with John Hasnas)

featuring Trevor Burrus, Aaron Ross Powell, and John Hasnas on Mar 30, 2018

John Hasnas joins us this week to discuss the evolutionary process of common law.

Liberty Chronicles

The People’s Governor

featuring Anthony Comegna on Mar 27, 2018

“Nowhere in the world have life, LIBERTY, and property been safer than in Rhode Island.”

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After Nestor: Karl Marx as Friend and Foe

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

Reflecting on the death of Karl Marx, Tucker proclaims his high regard for Marx-as-Egalitarian…and his disgust for Marx-as-Authoritarian.

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More on Garrison and the Civil War

by George H. Smith on Mar 23, 2018

Smith explains why Garrison, an avowed pacifist, supported the North during the Civil War.

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Science vs. Politics: Hume’s Guillotine

by Helen Dale on Mar 22, 2018

Setting up her discussion of Snowdon’s Killjoys and Leyonhjelm’s Freedom’s Salesman, Dale invokes Hume’s principle that one cannot derive an “ought” from an “is.”

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After Nestor: Immigrants Love Liberty

by Benjamin Tucker in 1897

Tucker blasts notions that immigrants come bearing crime and socialism, argues for atheism, and heaps praise on Auberon Herbert.

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The Most Important Election Ever

featuring Anthony Comegna on Mar 20, 2018

1840 was the Locofoco year—their chance to permanently change America.