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Martial Law in Maryland

U.S. History

06/13/2018Audio/Video
After the Pratt Street Riot, President Lincoln and General Scott take more drastic measures to secure Maryland for the Union.

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Who is Jean-Baptiste Say?

BiographiesMoney and BanksHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsProduction Theory

06/11/2018Audio/Video
Per Bylund explains the many contributions of Jean-Baptiste Say, a precursor to the Austrian school of economics.

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The Pratt Street Riot and Baltimore’s Secession

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

06/06/2018Audio/Video
Baltimore citizens resist the movement of the Union troops, leading to the first blood spilled in combat during the Civil War.

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Who is Murray Rothbard?

BiographiesFree MarketsCalculation and KnowledgeHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

06/04/2018Audio/Video
David Gordon discusses Murray Rothbard’s contributions to economic theory and their broader historical context.

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Secession: The Second Wave

U.S. History

05/30/2018Audio/Video
After Lincoln’s call for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the “Southern Rebellion,” the Upper South states reconsider their decision to remain in the Union.

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Who is Wilhelm Röpke?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

05/29/2018Audio/Video
Shawn Ritenour introduces German economist Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966).

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The Bombardment of Fort Sumter

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/23/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the incredible story of one of the most significant episodes in the history of the United States.

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Who is Carl Menger?

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

05/22/2018Audio/Video
Jeff Deist discusses the major contributions of Carl Menger (1840–1921), founder of the Austrian school of economics.

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"Real Socialism" Has Indeed Been Tried — And It's Been a Disaster

Socialism

05/21/2018Audio/Video
Capitalism doesn't have to be implemented in a "pure" form for its benefits to be realized. Meanwhile, socialists must make excuses for repeated failures.

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The Crisis at Fort Sumter

U.S. History

05/16/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton analyzes Lincoln’s momentous—and historically controversial—decision.

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