Tucker squares off with a reader and fellow editor who suggests some monopolies are necessary for liberty to thrive.
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.
Federalists didn’t respect Democrats; Democrats hated Federalists. Libertarians know neither can be trusted with power.
George H. Smith explains the controversial arguments of the deist John Toland, as defended in Christianity not Mysterious.
While early libertarians like Tucker and Donisthorpe built a trans-Atlantic movement, less hopeful figures looked to diffusion and localism.
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).
Our series climaxes with Hesper’s victory over the Anarch, published just as the Philadelphia Convention began.
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.