An interesting aspect of the pandemic has been the way so many left-leaning anarchists and libertarians have uncritically embraced the proclamations of “experts,” apparently forgetting the Frankfurt School critique of scientism and the Foucauldian critique of the therapeutic state. And many right-leaning libertarians have become all-purposes contrarians. By […]
New York Times bestselling author and Columbia University Ph.D. Tom Woods delivered these remarks to about 100 state legislators, whom he urged to be the voices of the truly voiceless in the debate over the correct response to COVID.
Tom Woods interviews Paul Gottfried about a new anthology in which I have a contribution. If you want to know who is pulling the strings of FOX News, you need to read this book. Listen here. With the present pitiful showing by conservatives as the backdrop, Paul Gottfried […]
Tom Woods raises some important questions about “defunding the police” that left, right, and center libertarians (along with honest socialists and dissident rightists) should consider. The “progressives” aren’t going to give up on their beloved managerial state and social engineering this easily. And the now-hated suburbanite “Karens” are […]
Tom Woods and Jeff Deist discuss how Left and Right have different interpretations of reality. Listen here ———————————————————– Jeff Deist, chairman of the Mises Institute, joins me to try to get to the bottom of why the response to COVID-19 (and the lockdowns) seems for the most part […]
By Tom Woods How about that: Locking down a whole society has negative consequences. Benjamin Miller of the Well Being Trust in Oakland, California, is co-author of a study that seeks to determine how many “deaths of despair” (from drug or alcohol abuse or suicide) will occur as […]
The therapeutic state vs. bourgeois economism? An interesting matchup. Tom Woods interviews Sheriff Richard Mack. Listen here. Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, who has a Supreme Court victory under his belt, joins me to discuss recent events involving American sheriffs and what […]
Tom Woods takes on the white coat priesthood. Excellent. Listen here. In this episode I cover a lot of ground, albeit a bit haphazardly: the unintended consequences of “lockdown,” the superstitious reverence for “scientists” (who, contrary to popular belief, are not in fact qualified to answer all questions), […]
Tom Woods and Dan McCarthy discuss Dementia Man. Listen here. In the midst of the pandemic Joe Biden has become invisible, even more of a nonentity than usual. Dan McCarthy has an intriguing take on what the mediocre, uninspiring Biden truly represents. Article Discussed “Joe Biden Is The […]
Tom Woods has been doing some good coverage of the present state of medical martial law this week. Check out some of these programs along with the comments from his e-newsletter posted below. What the Governors Should Do Now Dissident Virus Voices Is the Coronavirus a Libertarian Moment? […]
Much of the Marxist history of Latin America is actually correct, even if one disagrees with the prescriptions that are typically offered. ——————————— Tom Woods interviews Dedra Birzer. Listen here. Dedra Birzer, lecturer in history at Hillsdale College, joins me for a bird’s-eye view of a major chunk […]
The always interesting Doug Casey. Listen here. ——————————————————— Doug Casey, whose book Crisis Investing spent 29 weeks at the #1 position on the New York Times bestseller list, joins me to assess the fallout from the various governmental responses to the coronavirus, as well as his own approach […]
Tom Woods and Dave Smith on the primitive instincts of the herd. Listen here. ———– Dave Smith and I discuss the approach being recommended to cope with COVID-19. Is “if this saves one life, I’ll be happy” a sensible way to think about the world? If you object […]
This is how it’s done. Listen here. Joe McKinney, founder and CEO of the Startup Societies Foundation, discusses the array of models and possibilities for “startup societies,” whereby new or existing communities establish arrangements in which the hand of the state is felt more lightly.
This is a fantastic discussion that gets to the heart of the problem with PC/SJWs/totalitarian humanism. The discussion of “corporate leftism” is particularly important. There’s a surprisingly high level of anti-capitalism in this, which is unusual coming from an orthodox libertarian program. This comes close to my own […]
Scott Horton is interviewed by Tom Woods. Predictably, this is the best overview and discussion of Trump’s withdrawal from Syria so far, including a discussion of Rojava and Chomsky’s endorsement of US intervention on behalf of the Kurds. Listen here. ——————————————————————— Scott Horton joins me to discuss the […]
Antony Sammeroff, co-host of the Scottish Liberty Podcast, argues that the idea of a Universal Basic Income is a very bad one, and for reasons you may not have thought of. Listen to Antony’s interview with Tom Woods here. Download the book here.
Tom Woods interviews Joshua Smith on the libertarian capitalist vs libertarian socialist conflict in the Libertarian Party. Listen here. Joshua Smith, who secured a spot on the Libertarian National Committee at the party’s recent convention, joins me to discuss the party’s present and future, the controversy with “libertarian […]
Paul Gottfried is interviewed by Tom Woods. Listen here. For those who are unfamiliar with Paul Gottfried’s work, he is well worth checking out. Probably the best right-wing critic of the Left out there. You don’t have to be a right-winger to get something out of his work. […]
Tom Woods interviews Michael Malice, one of the West’s most insightful commentators on North Korea. Listen here. I’d like for the upcoming Trump-Kim summit to be a “Nixon Goes to China” moment, and for Kim Jong-Un to become the DPRK’s Deng Xiaoping. But I’m not holding my breath. […]
Tom Woods interviews leading antiwar commentator Scott Horton. Listen here. This is what our so-called “antifascists” should be attacking, rather than forming a neoconservative-liberal international-human rights imperialist-antifascist axis in service of the Anglo-American-Zionist-Wahhabi empire. ———————————— In something of a potpourri episode, Scott Horton and I discuss the real […]
Tom Wood and Gerard Casey discussion the philosopher on whose ideas most modern political theory is based. The “social contract” is modernity’s version of the god-emperor and the divine right of kinds. Debunking social contract theory is fundamental to the advancement of the anarchist position. Listen here. The […]
Tom Woods hosts a debate on “Russiagate.” Listen here. My take on Russiagate is that I couldn’t possibly care less if Russia “interferes” in domestic US politics or not. Israel and Saudi Arabia interfere in US politics to an infinitely greater degree than Russia, and it’s not even […]
Tom Woods interviews Professor William Anderson joins to discuss the perverse incentives in the American legal system that work against the accused and their ability to fight back against abuses and outrages perpetrated against them. Listen here.
Some relevant comments from leading Rothbardian libertarian Tom Woods on Syria: “Well, Woods’s Law is on full display these days: No matter whom you vote for, you always wind up with John McCain. It’s as if the President, in his scramble to imitate Jeb! and Graham, forgot that […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston and Anarcho-Reign to finish my series on the Altright by talking about their lack of workable solutions moving into the future.
A great interview of Gary Chartier by Tom Woods. Listen here. I can’t recommend Gary’s book more highly. It’s available at Amazon. These classical liberal class theorists along with the early anarchists and “libertarian socialists” are essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how modern state-capitalism developed […]
This is a great discussion between Todd Lewis and Bob Murphy about the viability of non-state/private “national defense” services. I have an old essay about this topic here. Economist Bob Murphy (Ph.D., NYU) and podcaster Todd Lewis square off in the central debate of anarcho-capitalism: is government truly […]
Tom Woods and Stefan Molyneux discuss many of the cliches libertarians find themselves having to answer, involving child labor, labor unions, monopolies, the environment, and more. Listen here. I generally agree with the content of this discussion, except, like most mainstream libertarians, they’re going far too easy on […]
Dave Rubin is interviewed by Tom Woods. Listen here. Rubin talks about how the Left has become a totalitarian monolith, while conservatives and libertarians are now the free speech/diversity of ideas camp. I’d argue that this is because the Left is an ascendant force, and the Right is […]
A great discussion between Gareth Porter and Tom Woods on Vietnam. Listen here. This is a must listen for anyone who is interested in how US imperialism actually works. ——————————————— We’ve all heard the usual arguments: the U.S. government entered the Vietnam War because of the domino theory, […]
Todd Lewis and I will wrap up our eight part series on US foreign policy covering the “End of History” and the War on Terror.
An interesting discussion of this question between Matt Zwolinski (pro) and Tom Woods (con). Listen here. Some voices in the libertarian world have argued that a basic income guarantee for everyone would be better than the current welfare state from a pragmatic point of view. Matt Zwolinski adds […]
Vox Day is interviewed by Tom Woods. Listen here. This is a great discussion. What exactly is the ideology of the “Social Justice Warrior”? What do you do when you’re targeted by one, whether at work or in general? Vox Day — popular blogger, author, SJW slayer, and […]
The homepage for this episode is here. Keith Preston, who is neither a conservative nor a libertarian but who’s never dull, skewers political correctness in this provocative episode. According to Herbert Marcuse, on some things there is no other side to the argument worth considering, so it’s all […]