About This Show
In Historical Controversies, Mises Institute scholar Chris Calton debunks the history you may have learned in government schools. Armed with facts, theory, and a Rothbardian appreciation for historical narrative, Calton enlightens and entertains in a podcast that has something to offer all audiences.See also Chris Calton's Bibliographic Essays (PDF): Season 1, History of the War on Drugs (Mises.org/EC1Bib) and Season 2: Antebellum United States (Mises.org/EC2Bib).This podcast is available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play, and Stitcher.
Most Recent Episode
Introduction to the Civil War
6 days ago
In this episode, Chris Calton introduces the third season of Historical Controversies. He gives an overview of Mises’s views on the study of history and how it applies to the division between secession and war in 1861. He also tackles the question of whether or not the American Civil War was an actual “civil war”.Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the first episode in the third season of Historical Controversies.
Rated 5 out of
Fast paced and full of fascinating facts
Do you know why the government prefers to call cannabis "marijuana?" Or which company might have suffered if hemp products had been legal to manufacture in the USA? These are just a couple of things I learned in the first couple of podcasts. Mr. Calton is an excellent speaker. If all history teachers spoke like he does, history would be everyone's favorite class in public school. (my kids loved history because they were taught at home) He never assumes, is honest about what is known, but is not shy about calling out the hucksters.
Date published: 2018-01-18