Presley offers advice for thinking independently.
George H. Smith explains Jean Meslier’s three major objections to Christian morality, as taught by Jesus.
Tucker attempts to convince his individualist contemporaries that not all Socialism is State Socialism.
William Leggett’s antislavery wasn’t just spontaneous. His editorial career was spent teasing out the finer points of libertarian theory.
Libertarianism and socialism once looked alike. Tucker shows the Socialists’ error: they became infected by statism.
Good tech principles will become good governance principles, whether governments want them to or not.
Smith discusses some of the very few abolitionists who defended the right of southern states to secede from the Union.
Cato Institute Vice President of Communications Khristine Brookes joins us to discuss the ever-changing world of news and media.
In a brief flurry of choice editorials, Tucker returns again to “picket duty,” addressing some of the many differences between himself and contemporary Henry George.
Horton’s selection of poetry begins by assuring white audiences that the black author has no intentions of subverting white supremacy.
George H. Smith explains the role of the Catholic Church in the French government, and how Jean Meslier reconciled his atheism with his role as a priest.
Social contract theories say that governments are just institutions that protect people’s liberties. Such theories serve to conceal the state’s tyranny.
William Leggett was the man who created the first identifiably libertarian movement in American history.
For Tucker, Liberty was The Great Abolitionist, smasher of profit, rent, monopoly, and any other social contrivance separating labor from its fruits.
If Old South slavery was so awful, how did it produce poet George Moses Horton?—Through his life and verse, we seek out an answer.
Tom W. Bell joins us for a Live Free Thoughts to talk about the emerging trend of private start up governments.
With a taste of actual poverty and a whiff of fake charity, Melville leaves us doubting whether our personal ethics have much improved.
Melville suggests that unless the modernizing, industrializing world retained its humanistic sensibilities, we’ll create our own Hells.