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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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No, The Death Penalty Does Not Stop Drug Trafficking

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog03/22/2018

Despite harsh penalties for drug dealers, China's numbers on drug use are not significantly different from those in the US. 

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Harpers Ferry, Part 2: The Attack

U.S. History

03/21/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton continues the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.
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Harpers Ferry, Part 1: The Plan

U.S. History

03/14/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton tells the story of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.
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Filibuster in Nicaragua, Part 6: William Walker vs. Cornelius Vanderbilt

U.S. HistoryWorld History

03/07/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton concludes the story of William Walker and his hope of “Americanizing” Latin America.
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Shadow Imperialism: American Filibusters in Latin America

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/01/2018

The US government was not involved in these early attempts by Americans to seize control of neighboring countries. But the imperialist impulse was the same. 

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