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Integration with Decentralization

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Surveying the history of states from the fall of Rome to modern Britain, Donisthorpe introduces his plea for “Integration with Decentralization.”

Excursions

Some Reflections on the History of Philosophy

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 20, 2018

George Smith explains the views of Kant and Hegel on the history of philosophy, and explores whether moral judgments should be applied to the realm of ideas.

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Where Do Rights Come From?

by George H. Smith on Jun 15, 2018

Smith continues his brief discussion of how to justify natural rights.

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The Honor of Being Persecuted

by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers April-June, 1841

Our author and his compatriots revel in their minority status, fighting The Good Fight, and suffering along the way.

The Pursuit

4: You Could Make Things Easy

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 14, 2018

How effective is Civil Asset Forfeiture? Does it actually dismantle crime? Is it a good tool?

Excursions

Ayn Rand and the History of Philosophy

featuring George H. Smith on May 24, 2018

George Smith discusses whether we should hold a philosopher responsible for how other philosophers use his or her ideas.

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The Germ of the State

by Wordsworth Donisthorpe in 1889

Donisthorpe begins this important contribution to trans-Atlantic libertarianism by investigating the claim that the state is an organism.

Liberty Chronicles

Polk - What a Horrible President!

featuring Anthony Comegna on Jun 12, 2018

In the grand catalog of 19th century America, there are few villains so worthy of a Libertarian’s scorn, as James K Polk.

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A Justification of Natural Rights

by George H. Smith on Jun 11, 2018

Smith interrupts his series on abolitionism to present a barebones defense of natural rights.

Free Thoughts

Pharmaceutical Freedom (with Jessica Flanigan)

featuring Trevor Burrus on Jun 8, 2018

We discuss the rights of self-medication; rights to purchase and use unapproved treatments, prohibited drugs, and pharmaceuticals without a prescription.

The Pursuit

3: It Hits Home

featuring Tess Terrible on Jun 7, 2018

It goes to the core of what is meaningful to people. Their family, their home, their livelihood - eminent domain has the power to destroy all of that.

Excursions

Immanuel Kant and Nazism

featuring George H. Smith on Jun 6, 2018

Was Kant somehow responsible for the rise of Nazism? Smith explores two points of view on this issue.