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Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano Mises Institute October 13, 2017   Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters   Editor’s Note: Murray Rothbard’s new masterwork, The Progressive Era, is now available for purchase. Judge Napolitano’s preface below speaks to why the Progressive Era is so key to our understanding of modern America. This is the first of many selections from […]

Why Understanding the Progressive Era Still Matters

Goodbye, Robert E. Lee

Goodbye, Robert E. Lee

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 13, 2017   Goodbye, Robert E. Lee     On Monday, I visited an impressive statue in a Dallas, Texas city park. The statue depicts Robert E. Lee and a fellow soldier riding their horses next to each other. Wednesday of last week, the Dallas city council voted to […]


United States Immigration History

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito August 18, 2017   United States Immigration History     We are told… Except for Native Americans, we are all immigrants or children of immigrants. True enough – true as well for the “Native Americans.” By the way, open borders didn’t work out so well for this group. The entire […]

United States Immigration History

The Latest 18th Century Fake News

The Latest 18th Century Fake News

By Brion McClanahan LewRockwell.com April 26, 2017   The Latest 18th Century Fake News     The “fake news” pejorative has become commonplace in modern public discourse, so much so that social media outlets have taken it upon themselves to “police” so-called “fake news” stories and warn people about their dangers. This was largely due […]


When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers’ Dime

By Chris Calton Mises Institute March 16, 2017   When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers’ Dime   Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of the Trump administration has been the way that the CIA and the American intelligence establishment has come under public scrutiny in a way not seen for decades. Due […]

When the CIA Partied with LSD on the Taxpayers' Dime

Truman Was Right About the CIA

Truman Was Right About the CIA

By Jeff Deist Mises Institute March 10, 2017   Truman Was Right About the CIA   Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn’t leave the White House a suspiciously rich man. He also actually went home, to Independence Missouri, and moved into a modest house he didn’t own. It was the […]


Great Expectations

By Anne Williamson LewRockwell.com February 23, 2017   Great Expectations     We all have great expectations, especially when we are young. Later in life, sunny skies often turn dark and by necessity we trim our sails. So it is both refreshing and quite remarkable to encounter a 70-year old man whose life trajectory set […]

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Is Christianity in Decline?

Is Christianity in Decline?

By Martin Armstrong Armstrong Economics February 5, 2017   Is Christianity in Decline?     Pope Francis is rather concerned about what he calls a “hemorrhage” of priests and nuns from the Catholic church. Indeed, the loss of clergy is weakening the church over the past decades. The Pope commented on how nuns and priests have […]


The Birth Of The American Empire

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 28, 2017   The Birth Of The American Empire   How did the US empire begin? In his important new book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire, Stephen Kinzer tells the story of the nationwide debate in 1898 over whether the US should […]

The Birth Of The American Empire

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

Labor Day

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org September 5, 2016   Labor Day   Labor Day – what is it? Perhaps not many Americans any longer know, so here is my explanation. In my time Labor Day was the unofficial end of summer, because school began after Labor Day. Today school begins almost a […]


Prelude to the Great War: The United States and Mexico

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito August 19, 2016   Prelude to the Great War: The United States and Mexico     The Lost History of 1914: How the Great War Was Not Inevitable, by Jack Beatty. “Never before has any political assembly heard so fine a sermon on what human beings might be capable of […]

Prelude to the Great War: The United States and Mexico

Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window

Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center August 15, 2016   Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window       45 years ago today, on August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon officially closed the gold window. While US citizens had been forbidden from owning gold or from redeeming their gold certificates for gold […]


Some Lessons from History

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito July 5, 2016     Which only means “we” are doomed to repeat these…. I have begun to read a book that examines the history that led to the Great War.  This period has always been of interest to me as I have not found satisfying explanations as to why […]

Some Lessons from History

The Unique Evil of the Left

The Unique Evil of the Left

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. LewRockwell.com July 5, 2016   Is it too much to say that since the French Revolution, the left has been the source of virtually all political evils, and continues to be so in our day? There can be no doubt that great cruelty and violence can be and have been […]


Muhammad Ali’s Anti-War Stand Was Civil Disobedience, Not Draft Dodging 2

By Tom Mullen Foundation for Economic Education June 8, 2016   Muhammad Ali’s Anti-War Stand Was Civil Disobedience, Not Draft Dodging The Great Athlete Refused to Initiate Force Against the Vietnamese     America awoke today to the sad news that boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away. And while the overwhelming majority of public […]

Muhammad Ali's Anti-War Stand Was Civil Disobedience, Not Draft Dodging