Courses on History

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10. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The attack on September 11, 2001, showed us what we can expect from any fresh crisis. Military forces were assigned to domestic police activities. Police state surveillance was expanded. But, wiping out terrorism cannot be done. The ultimate result is Big Brother.
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5. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
WWI was the culmination of progressivism. It was possible to impose prohibition. The creation of the Fed and the passage of an income tax allowed warfare socialism to rage and liberties to be lost.
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8. The Planned Society

Legal SystemWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Utopian socialism was a term created by Marx and Lenin to denigrate the enemies of Marx and Lenin. Henri de Saint-Simon’s ideology of the industrial class, opposed to the idling class, inspired and influenced utopian socialism.
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3. Money and Monetary Integration: The Growth of Cities and the Globalization of Trade

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The next element in human development is that of money and the growth of cities and trade. Why is there division of labor and why is there money? Hoppe covers why people do not remain in self-sufficient isolation even when they could and even if everybody hated everybody else. As long as every...
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3. John Stuart Mill

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Mill played a crucial, but inflated, role in liberalism. Rothbard did not like Mill much. Mill was a disaster on economic freedom and international issues. Mill rejected that workers and capitalists shared interests. Mill was anti-capitalist.
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7. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
WWII was the most terrible, most deadly war of all mankind. As early as 1919 WWII was seen as inevitable because of the destructive details of the Versailles Treaty. In 1939, when WWII began, less than ten percent of Americans wanted anything to do with another war.
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2. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The role of ideology in the growth of government is required as intellectual cover for what is done regardless of the government form (e.g. monarchy or socialism). For example, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. played such an intellectual role.
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10. Classical Liberalism and the Welfare-Warfare State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Germany surrendered conditionally in 1919 under the Treaty of Versailles. Everybody opposed the treaty, but it was forcibly implemented. Revisionism is necessary to combat state propaganda, e.g. the lie in WWII that FDR was surprised by Pearl Harbor.
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5. War, Peace, and the Industrial Revolution

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
It was thought that the ultimate antidote to war was universal democracy. It was not. Spencer defined liberal democracy as an individual free to control the product of his own efforts on the market. Welfare societies could not rationally be termed democracies.
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9. Crisis and Liberty

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
The growth of government since WWII was along non-military lines. These years were crisis years from about 1963 to 1974. Turmoil, conflict and uncertainty were commonplace. Assassinations were numerous. Johnson and Nixon were presidents. The welfare state expanded.
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