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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow and an economic historian. He is writer and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.

See also his YouTube channel here.

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A History of Asset Forfeiture


The government steals private property and calls it "asset forfeiture." Dating back to 1970, it's nothing more than a Drug War scam designed to enrich government bureaucrats.

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The Emergence of Grant, Part 3: Fort Donelson

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Chris Calton details Ulysses S. Grant's attack on Fort Donelson by land and water.
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The Emergence of Grant, Part 2: Fort Henry

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Chris Calton recounts a victory that would give the Union access to the Confederate heartland—the capture of Fort Henry.
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Ending Racism Won't End Police Corruption


Abuse of power by police won't magically disappear if racism does. There are still plenty of reasons for police to abuse power, and few reasons for the public to believe that police will be held accountable.

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Historical Controversies: Corrections and Qualifications

U.S. History

02/09/2019Academic Resources
Chris Calton's running list of episode corrections and qualifications.
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