Episode 24 - Interview with Patrick Newman on Conceived in Liberty

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In this episode, Patrick Newman joins the show to discuss the forthcoming fifth volume of libertarian economist and writer Murray Rothbard's history of colonial America, Conceived in Liberty. We talk about Rothbard's scheme for understanding history, heroes and villains, the radicalism of the American Revolution, what Rothbard's goals for writing his history were, and the revisionist nature of the work Rothbard did.

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Episode 23 - Interview with Walter Block on Justice

In this episode, Professor Walter Block joins us again to discuss justice and law from a libertarian perspective. We talk about justice, vigilantes, what should have happened after the Civil War, and more.

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Episode 22- Interview with Robert Miola on The Tragedy of Macbeth

In this episode, Shakespearean scholar and professor Robert Miola joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the poetry, history, tragedy, and insight behind Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of evil, The Tragedy of Macbeth.

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Episode 21 - Interview with Louis DeCaro on John Brown

In this episode, historian Louis DeCaro joins Letter of Liberty to discuss the abolitionist John Brown, Brown's attitudes to violence, why Brown is not a terrorist, why he is a hero, and why his central lesson is one of freedom.

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Episode 20 - Interview with John Rumrich on John Milton

In this episode, scholar John Rumrich discusses the great poem Paradise Lost, the power of Satan, how Adam and Eve are portrayed in the poem, and what makes Milton so compelling as a poet and thinker.

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Episode 19 - Interview with Ruby Blondell on Helen of Troy

In this episode, University of Washington professor Ruby Blondell speaks on Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman of all time; we talk about Homer, the tragic imagination of Helen; in addition, Achilles makes a surprising starring role in this episode.

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Episode 18 - Interview with Walter Block on Libertarianism

In this episode, Walter Block, economics professor and libertarian scholar, joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss libertarianism, total privatization of everything, and the necessity and goodness of libertarian "Nuremberg trials."

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Episode 17 - Interview with Gary Saul Morson on Leo Tolstoy

In this episode Gary Saul Morson, distinguished scholar of Russian literature, joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the greatness of Leo Tolstoy, his ability to capture the consciousness of human beings, and his great search for truth that gave such depth and reality to his great novels and stories.

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Episode 16 - Interview with Laurence Bergreen on Casanova

In this episode, Laurence Bergreen joins the Letter of Liberty to discuss the towering figure of Giacomo Casanova and of the Europe that he was both a part of and that he defined.

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Episode 15 - Interview with Robert Alter

In this episode, Professor Robert Alter returns to the Letter of Liberty to discuss the Hebrew Bible, the poetry and the prophets, and more. We also discuss William Faulkner and Leo Tolstoy near the end.

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