In the Americas, two centuries after Locke, his system found its most devoted allies and it’s most deadly opponents.
The Loco-Focos were out there leading the young America cultural movement: integrating Whigish abolitionism, even when Van Buren had left them behind.
Confused about where Jordan Peterson fits into the political landscape? Just ask F.A. Hayek.
Chris Edwards joins us to discuss the politics that goes into attempting to streamline the federal budget to minimize the federal deficit.
By moving beyond a basic understanding of correlation & causation, we, & the AI systems we design, can better understand why things happen.
A tale of two Chinas, the country leapfrogs the US in tech adoption when activists use blockchain to undermine the “Great Firewall of China”
Democratic socialism isn’t the same as autocratic communism, but there are problems with socialism that democracy can’t solve.
Smith explains the thinking of James Birney when he liberated his slaves.
Our conversation about how all history is revisionist and open to creativity with Michael Douma continues this week.
Locke explores the nature of sovereignty as part of his attack on Filmer.
Locke’s real purpose in overturning Filmer is erecting an unassailable new political order not subject to rebellions and revolution from below.
Rob Schenck joins us to discuss how his career in the evangelical world morphed into continued political engagement.
Blocking is an easy way to hide disagreement, but doesn’t do much to end it, and scales poorly.
This week we discuss the implications of law enforecement’s ability to access genetic information from DNA databases like Ancestry and 23&Me.
We find two broad methods affecting the end of slavery: 1) absolute self-reliant independence by abolitionists, and 2) challenging the slave to rebel.
Michael Douma joins us for the first part of a two-part series to discuss how we should see the past as as an interpretative history.
Smith discusses Birney’s eventual opposition to the American Colonization Society and why he embraced abolitionism instead.
The modern state is a contingent historical development, born in blood—not a permanent or inevitable feature of human society.