The printing press acted as a catalyst for cohesion by creating a standard language.
The Good Place argues, time and again, that the perpetual uncertainty about what happens next is part of what makes life so precious and magical.
A boring government is the best kind of government, and cults of personality can’t do boring.
Kevin Vallier joins the show today to discuss how politics itself is nothing more than a power struggle between groups with irreconcilable aims.
Technology has eased our transition to the new socially distant world.
Ibn Khaldun was a prominent 14th-century historian famous for being the precursor or even founder, according to some historians, of the social sciences.
The U.S. has known for a long time that the immigration system is broken.
Stephanie Slade joins the show to talk about her new cover story for Reason Magazine; Against the New Nationalism.
Libertarian principles and insights can provide some guideposts for how to respond in this unprecedented global emergency.
François Poullain de la Barre was a philosopher who was completely ahead of any of his contemporaries on the topic of gender equality.
One of the most significant thinkers who shaped Locke’s philosophy, despite preceding him by eighteen centuries, is Marcus Tullius Cicero.
We discuss the absurd antics of Pawnee, Indiana’s public officials as they pursue projects to make their city a better place.
Defying categorization as a socialist or capitalist thinker, Josiah Warren was staunchly individualist—distrustful of institutions like states that subsumed individuals into “combinations.”
On Liberty is not merely a political text explaining the intricacies of how the state ought to act. It is a love letter to the individual virtues of intellectual curiosity, tolerance, and open-mindedness.
In the United States, nothing makes us hate each other quite like politics.
The government has long played a role in advancing (and delaying) technological innovation.
Imagine being told, as a child, that you were undocumented and you didn’t belong here.
When the government’s rules favor incumbent firms at the expense of current and potential competitors, we all lose.