Smith examines and criticizes Richard Ashcraft’s arguments that Locke was significantly influenced by the Levellers.
Channeling the spirit of Union Col. E. D. Baker, Frances Whipple became one of the earliest prominent voices for abolition in California politics.
The course of world history itself depended on the outcome of the Dorr War and the actions of early libertarian women like Ann Parlin.
Smith discusses some circumstances that led to the formation of the abolitionist Liberty Party in 1840.
From the Wisconsin territorial capitol, Abram D. Smith captivated his audience with tales of an electrified future of global republicanism.
The New York Times editorial board has it all wrong.
Dan Ikenson joins us to answer one important question: is the United States in a trade war?
Kuznicki draws a parallel between the “God of the Gaps” fallacy and how some people justify the state.
New technologies might help integrate communities living under local, customary property law into the global economy.
George H. Smith explains an important controversy about when the Two Treatises was written and the influence of the Levellers on Locke.
We are celebrating Liberty Chronicles’ first anniversary with a special Free Thoughts/Liberty Chronicles crossover episode featuring Trevor Burrus.
Smith explains how George Fitzhugh defended slavery on the grounds that it provides an ideal system of socialism.
Will Duffield joins us again to discuss Cambridge Analytica and the future of social media.
Gun rights are fundamentally about the balance of power between rulers and ruled, not questions of constitutional interpretation.
Condorcet ends his greatest work with the confident assertion that progress cannot be stopped.
George H. Smith explains the significance, for Locke, of the increased productivity caused by labor, and the relationship between money and property.
In a parallel to Prohibition, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act will backfire by boosting demand for black market sex trafficking.
Horwitz remembers the life and thought of Leland Yeager (November 4, 1924 – April 23, 2018).