Often claimed by modern socialist anarchists, Benjamin Tucker fits better in the libertarian tradition.
Smith discusses plans for the abolition of slavery by radical members of the Republican Party.
Timothy Sandefur joins us for a conversation on Frederick Douglass.
Reacting to the deadly fiasco at Homestead, Pennsylvania, Tucker renews his alliance with labor in the face of industrialized corporate-capitalism.
Despite his initial reactions, Tucker settles in to sympathize with the “martyrs” convicted of and executed for the Haymarket Square bombing.
Smith contrasts the modern secular approach to private property with the traditional Christian theory.
Advocates of “socialism” must express their support for a set of institutions, not a set of desired outcomes.
Abram D. Smith is a forgotten figure in American history. But in September 1838, a circle of revolutionaries elected him to be President of Canada.
Anti-gun and anti-immigrant sentiments are driven by disgust and tribal signaling, not evidence and sound argumentation.
There’s a long history of libertarian thought on the ethics and efficacy of voting.
Jay Schweikert and Clark Neily join us for a conversation on law enforcement and accountability.
Public-sector unions exert a baleful influence on the legislative process.
Libertarianism comes in many varieties. Here, Powell sets out his own off-the-beaten-path version, with intellectual roots among the Ancient Greeks.
Does the modern libertarian movement have any significant similarities to the early Christian movement? Smith explores this intriguing possibility.
The internet may be beginning to deliver on its potential to radically change human interactions in all spheres of life.
The Young Americans were New York’s next generation of artists, intellectuals, and activists; many of whom were inspired by the Loco-Foco movement.
Smith discusses what Garrison meant by the “right of secession,” and how he reconciled his views with his condemnation of secession by the southern states.
Rick Doblin joins us to give a primer on the medical uses of psychedelics.