Courses on History

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6. The New World of Capitalism

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
In the face of overwhelming evidence of the prosperity of capitalism, Marxists were forced to rephrase their arguments from material provisions to quality of life. Robert Nozick, a brilliant philosopher of liberty, became a libertarian. Anarchy, State, and Utopia, his main book, dominates debate in...
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1. The Nature of Man and the Human Condition: Language, Property, and Production

Legal SystemPolitical TheoryPraxeology

09/03/2004Audio/Video
What condition does mankind find itself in? Language, property and production are elements unique to mankind. Humans are social animals. Cooperation is normal. Language permits direct communication. Animals can’t abstract in the way humans can. They can form sounds but not words. Animals cannot...
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1. The European Miracle

World HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

09/03/2004Audio/Video
Ralph Raico covers classical liberalism’s growth, development and possible future. Liberalism arose in Europe entwined with Christianity. Why Europe? The East lacked the idea of freedom from the state and never established the legal system that could protect wealth. Europe had multiple,...
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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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