Melville provides a more-or-less first-hand account of the almost excruciatingly lucious lives of London’s lawyerly elite.
William Morgan was about to publish the Freemasons’ tightly controlled secrets. Morgan planned to expose the powers conferred by initiation.
Tucker squares off with a land-taxing Georgist reader whose preoccupation with land distracts him from the larger war against Archism.
Smith examines Lincoln’s views on slavery and some of his many disagreements with abolitionists.
John Samples joins us to discuss how the Trump presidency is challenging America’s institutions.
Tucker chastises the naive libertarianism of Henry George’s land reformers—Land alone feeds no one, and a free society first requires a free money.
Tucker goes back on “picket duty,” tackling a slew of money- and trade-related topics and battling foes from the Knights of Labor to Henry George.
George H. Smith criticizes some features of Benedict Spinoza’s political theory, especially his theory of rights.
Tucker confronts Greenbackers and other contemporaries who posed state solutions to problems caused by government.
Much as we modern libertarians might love to hate the Whigs, they were in many ways indistinguishable from the Jacksonians.
Smith discusses Spooner’s critique of taxation.
Emma Ashford gives us a primer on Saudi Arabia, the oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that is one of the last remaining absolute monarchies in the world.
Celebrity candidates have built-in name recognition, but offer little in the way of actual qualification for office.
A failure at business and a failure at life, Jimmy Rose was a lot like the rest of his generation—drowning in change.
George H. Smith explains the fundamentals of Benedict Spinoza’s theory of rights and government.
The 1820s, 30s, and 40s were rough and tumble times. Life changed more quickly in those decades than ever before and practically everyone felt it.
A tale of political violence and double-standards.
Nationalism is a simple and relativist political ideology that holds tremendous sway with millions of voters and many governments.