With guest Alan Pitts, we discuss Lysander Spooner’s “The Constitution of No Authority” and the legalist arguments against the Constitution of the United States as a legally binding document. Nick mispronounces “Worcester” and arguably “Lysander” and we somehow cover a number of topics including taxes, AOC, Sartre, Foucault, and more.
In this episode, we discuss the myth of the crafting of the Constitution of the United States of America and explain why it is intentionally not a democracy.
In this episode, we discuss the four types of alienation according to Karl Marx and how they relate to modern society. See the show notes on our website.
In this episode, we talk about Abigail Adams, the first second lady and the second first lady. She was an abolitionist and feminist before her time. It's inexcusable for her to be glossed over in the traditional historical narrative of the United States.
In this episode, we discuss Shays' Rebellion which we consider to be the first American counter-revolution.
In this episode, we discuss mutinies in Washington's Army and the time the first President of the United States called for a genocide against indigenous peoples.
In this episode, we discuss the life and times of Thomas Paine, one of the architects of the United States whose views on slavery and true democracy proved to be too radical for the other 'founding fathers.'
In this episode, we discuss the beginnings of the War for Independence.
We discuss the Ohio Company, The Seven Years War, Pontiac's Rebellion, the Stamp Act, the Sugar Act, and all of the other complexities that lead-up to the American War for Independence.
In the second of two episodes, we discuss racist ideology and the Stono Rebellion.