The colonial period was one of booming production and commerce, a deeply commercialized culture noted by its fashions, ever changing tastes, and values.
Condorcet believed secular sectarianism was the primary cause of ancient philosophy’s decline, but Christian dogmatism sure didn’t help.
Smith discusses Spooner’s contention that the Constitution carries no moral authority but that it still can be understood as antislavery.
We discuss 4 pathological policy regimes that are responsible for the slow growth & inequality that’s plagued the US economy.
Business needn’t involve setting aside all other concerns and purposes for the pursuit of profit.
Greed isn’t good.
Pyrrhonic skepticism had a tremendous influence on religious debates in post-Reformation Europe.
In a troubling set of quotations, Tucker derides age of consent laws, displays plenty of misogyny, and shows more concern for butter than child welfare.
The War Years cast a long, dark, dangerous shadow over the still-young Republic. The world was changing quickly, and everyone took note.
Tucker addresses (and disenchants) the magic leaps some libertarians make from individualism to socialism.
Dr. Frank of The Mr. T Experience joins us to talk about the politics of punk rock. What is punk rebelling against? Is it inherently political?
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.