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Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/07/2018Audio/Video
After months of growing tension between the United States and Britain, a single event almost plunges the two countries into war.
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Gustavus Swift: Capitalist Hero

Blog11/05/2018

Gustavus Swift liberated people from a diet of salt pork by figuring out how to ship refrigerated beef.

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The Indefensibility of Political Representation

Free MarketsLegal SystemPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

11/02/2018Mises Daily Articles
Representation is a fig leaf that is insufficient to cover the brutal fact that even in our sophisticated modern states, some rule and others are ruled.
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Cheers to the Peddler Class

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

10/31/2018The Free Market
The peddler was the middle class man who prided himself on his initiative, self-reliance, independence and, above all, his integrity.
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Union Diplomacy, Part 1: Fountains of Discontent

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/31/2018Audio/Video
William Seward's repeated diplomatic blunders cause Britain to send troops to Canada in preparation for a possible war with the United States.
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The Secessionist Witch Hunt

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/24/2018Audio/Video
The Congressional Republicans hunt for a scapegoat to take the blame for the Union defeat at Ball's Bluff.
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On "Grievance Studies" and Academic Book Burning

U.S. History

Blog10/19/2018

There's a long history of deliberately producing terrible scholarship with the intent of showing how arbitrary, political, and incompetent editors and publishers are.

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The Battle of Ball’s Bluff, Part 2: A Little Short of Boats

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/17/2018Audio/Video
Ball’s Bluff evolves from a “slight demonstration” into a small-scale battle, and claims the life of one of President Lincoln’s closest personal friends.
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