February 2

Ep. 0093: 10 Books to Slay the State

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • The Law by Frederic Bastiat
  • The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse on Voluntary Servitude by Etienne de la Boetie
  • The State by Franz Oppenheimer
  • Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund Morgan
  • No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority by Lysander Spooner
  • Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul
  • The Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard
  • Death by Government by R.J. Rummel
  • The Art of Not Being Governed by James C. Scott
  • Notes on Democracy by H.L. Mencken
  • Plus several other ‘honorable mentions’ that for one reason or another didn’t quite make this top 10 list

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January 24

Ep. 0092: Top Ten Dangerous US History Books

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  • Crisis & Leviathan by Robert Higgs
  • The Creature from Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin
  • The Tragedy of American Diplomacy by William Appleman Williams
  • A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  • The Triumph of Conservatism by Gabriel Kolko
  • The Yankee and Cowboy War by Carl Oglesby
  • The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
  • Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men by Jeffrey Hummel
  • Family of Secrets by Russ Baker
  • A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell
  • Plus several other ‘honorable mentions’ that for one reason or another didn’t quite make CJ’s top 10

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September 12

Ep. 0075: 3 Dystopia Scifi Novels

Today we’re talking scifi dystopia novels — stories that depict a fictional future world that is somehow ‘bad,’ or in other words, a negative utopia.

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  • Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World
  • George Orwell’s 1984
  • Ira Levin’s This Perfect Day

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December 18

Ep. 0045: Philip Dru, Administrator

Philip Dru, Administrator:  A Tale of Tomorrow, 1920-1935 is an attempted novel written by “Colonel” Edward Mandell House in 1912.  It’s a book few have read (with good reason), but many have referenced.  Here, Prof CJ gives you his lowdown on this literary monstrosity.

Join Prof CJ as he discusses:

  • A brief synopsis of this novel
  • Some of the themes found in it, with excerpts to illustrate some of them
  • Some thoughts on the book’s literary merit (or lack thereof), again with illustrative excerpts

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