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Trumpocalypse Now: How Trump Won One of the Greatest David v. Goliath Victories in the History of Politics

I think it’s safe to say that the opposition to Donald Trump—in both intensity and scope—is greater than for any other president, and will stay that way. For many of those most upset, I think it’s the fact that a ridiculously boorish celebrity with no respect for how their great game of American politics is played beat them at it so badly.

What other than pride could have produced the willful blindness to actual events that prevented so many experts from even considering the possibility that Hillary would lose?

It is surely because of—and not in spite of—this attitude toward his candidacy from the very beginning, that gave Donald Trump the opportunity to do just what he did—pull off one of the greatest David v. Goliath victories in the history of politics.

Words Matter: How “Government” differs from “the State”

Writers like Frédéric Bastiat, Albert Jay Nock, Murray Rothbard, and Franz Oppenheimer have made the invaluable distinction between the state and society, and between the political means and the economic means.

But there is a more subtle distinction that needs to be made, especially in the American context.

Americans usually refer to the thing properly called “the state” as “the government.” It’s unfortunate for clear thinking about politics that these two terms have, through long use, become interchangeable.

Meet Tom Woods: the Indispensable Libertarian

Tom Woods is the indispensable man of libertarianism.

No one alive (may Murray Rothbard rest in peace) has the knowledge of history, economics, and political philosophy and the ability to effectively communicate these ideas that Woods has.

His success as a writer and podcaster directly inspired me to start this website, and I look at the sheer scope, volume, and quality of his work as a challenge to produce quality work of my own.

A Master Class in Liberty from Judge Andrew Napolitano

If you’re fairly new to libertarian ideas, it may take a while to sort out the truth from the many popular misconceptions—No, we don’t think big business should be able to do whatever it wants, we have nothing to do with Lyndon LaRouche, and we don’t think schoolchildren should be allowed to buy heroin at CVS.

So, rather than go to media outlets that often distort—intentionally or otherwise—what actual libertarians actually mean, let’s hear from one of the very best, most passionate libertarians there is: Judge Andrew Napolitano.