History of Liberty

Anti-Federalist Traditions until the Civil War

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
Jeffersonian States Rights Doctrine until the Civil War was grounded in three freedom documents: The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, and The Treaty of Paris of 1783. Those documents emphasized independent states, not a single nation or union.
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Southern Secession and Reconstruction

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
You can’t take Southern secession seriously because of slavery. Illinois is worth pondering because Lincoln supported the laws against blacks because he did not think that free blacks could ever mix with whites. A superior position was assigned to the white race. Lincoln meant every word. He voted...
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The Progressive Era

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
The Progressive Era covered the turn of the 19 th -20 th centuries until about WWI. It delivered such delights as the Federal Reserve. Accelerated statism with a philosophical veneer favored experts on boards making economic decisions efficiently. This era birthed the regulatory state.
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The Rise of the American Empire

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
One of the problems of the American Empire is that there is a lot of empire denial going around. You cannot want to rule the world and yet say that what you value is laissez-faire economics (like National Review does).
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Bolshevism and Democratic Socialism

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
The 1917 Revolution gave birth to both the reality and the myth of the Bolsheviks and the democratic left. The social democrats rejected the violence which was part of the communist party. They claimed to follow a democratic path to socialism. They turned Marx into a wise man that should not be...
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Theory and History

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
Economic theory is essential for understanding history. It is difficult to interpret data without economic theory. Theory cannot come from data. All states are aggressive. All wars require economic resources. More liberal states will pursue more aggressive policies. The biggest bullies will get...
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The New Deal

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
Certain themes that relate to the New Deal between 1933 and 1938 ended in 1938 when FDR moved on to repair all the problems of the world, not just the country. The Congress and the people were receptive to all proposals that they thought would benefit them directly. Agencies that were created in...
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The History of Taxation

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
Charles Adams is a rare tax historian who leads us back to Greeks and Romans and the history of liberty. The Battle of Marathon was critical for Greek civilization to seize control of Western Civilization. The Greeks had no direct taxation, just indirect. This is what fostered liberty.
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Stalinism, National Socialism, and Fascism

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
WWI was a kind of turning point. Bolshevism, National Socialism and fascism are related ideologies which surfaced after the war. Fascism was the wave of the future in 1920 with its notion of government central planning.
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Civil Rights and Statism

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03/01/2004Audio/Video
Several court cases must be mentioned. Each makes a point. Plessey v. Ferguson : Segregation Separate but equal is ok. Brown v. Board of Education : Separate schools are inherently unequal . Green v. County School Board of New Kent County : Freedom of choice desegregation plan unconstitutional.
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