Tag: Roderick Long
Mutual Exchange Radio: Gus diZerega on Democracy as a Spontaneous Order
In this episode of MER, Alex McHugh interview Gus diZerega on his work around democracy as a spontaneous order. Gus is a retired professor with a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is now an independent scholar and has been involved in an ongoing back and forth on libertarianism with…
Our Twin Lineage: New Agoric Cafe Episodes!
If you haven’t subscribed to Roderick Long’s Agoric Cafe YouTube channel yet, you’re really missing out! On the Agoric Cafe channel, you can find videos and interviews “devoted to philosophy, politics, history, literature, and whatever else [Roderick feels] like sounding off on.” The interview episodes have been interesting and explorative and the most recent two…
Review: Ayn Rand, Homosexuality, and Human Liberation
Let’s begin this review honestly: Despite having referenced her in multiple articles, I—like almost all leftists regardless of ideology—do not like Ayn Rand and am most certainly not an Objectivist. I approach her much like Karl Hess did: Seeing her value in comparison to Emma Goldman but rejecting her ostensive, unflattering solipsism. Yet, I consider…
Watch: Roderick Long on Liberty Webinars “How (and Why) to Be a Free-Market Radical Leftist”
Click below to watch C4SS senior fellow Roderick Long’s lecture on “How (and Why) to Be a Free-Market Radical Leftist.” This lecutre was originally presented as part of the Liberty Webinars, a format of online lectures with a subsequent discussion, organized by Students for Liberty CZ together with Slovak Students For Liberty.  How do…
Virtual Molinari Society Panel on Rights
The Molinari Society will be holding its mostly-annual Eastern Symposium in conjunction with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association via Zoom (7-9 and 14-16 January). Only those who cough up the hefty registration fee will be able to access the session, so no chance of free-riding this time around (the APA’s decision, definitely not ours; the…
How Roderick Long Helped You; How You Can Help Roderick Long
Philosopher, writer, C4SS Senior Fellow, and longtime anarchist theorist Roderick T. Long is facing steep medical costs and needs our help paying his bills. I’ve known Roderick Long for the better part of a decade and few people have had a bigger impact on my life. Roderick is my biggest intellectual inspiration. Not just because…
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Sheldon Richman (Part 2)
In episode no. 14 of Agoric Cafe and in Part 2 of this 2-part interview, Roderick Long chats with Sheldon Richman about the Israeli occupation of Palestine; u.s. intervention in the Middle East; the meaning of Jewish identity; the relation between libertarian individualism and social cooperation; the communistic theories of Frédéric Bastiat; the theologico-political merits…
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Sheldon Richman (Part 1)
In episode no. 13 of Agoric Cafe and in Part 1 of this 2-part interview, Roderick Long chats with Sheldon Richman about his youthful enthusiasm for the Swamp Fox and his guerilla fighters; the Constitution as a betrayal of the American Revolution and the Articles of Confederation; defying YAF with Karl Hess at the March…
Virtual Reading Group: Individualist Anarchism in 19th Century America
Tuckered Out? Feeling Greene? Get a Spoonerful of de Cleyrification here! So says Roderick T. Long! Coming up in January, he’ll be hosting a virtual reading group together with Cory Massimino on individualist anarchism in 19th-century America. As you might guess from the tagline, they’ll be covering the big names in the American individualist tradition,…
Agoric Cafe: Interview With James Bradley
In episode no. 12 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long chats with biologist James T. Bradley about the future of, and ethical issues surrounding, biotechnology and nanotechnology; global and civic responsibilities of scientists and of laypeople; intimations of immortality from William Godwin to Ray Kurzweil; the importance of interdisciplinary education, and of instruction in evolutionary biology;…
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Kelly Dean Jolley
In episode no. 11 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long chats with philosopher Kelly Jolley about Jane Austen and J. L. Austin, the veil of perception, Ohio land swindles, the tyranny of nouns, screwball comedies, anti-psychologism, apophatic theology, the arctic perils of SUNY Oswego, the philosophic uses of poetry, Wittgenstein vs. Augustine, 18th-century literary nanotechnology, real…
Corporations versus the Market; or, Whip Conflation Now
(Originally published at Cato Unbound on November 10, 2008) Defenders of the free market are often accused of being apologists for big business and shills for the corporate elite. Is this a fair charge? No and yes. Emphatically no—because corporate power and the free market are actually antithetical; genuine competition is big business’s worst nightmare….
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Gary Chartier
In episode no. 10 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long chats with philosopher Gary Chartier about Robin Hood, left-wing market anarchism, natural law, free speech and employer power, libertarian secularism, Seventh-day Adventism, religious epistemology, long-arc television, urban fantasy, Lawrence Durrell, Iris Murdoch, Whit Stillman, the evils of giving extra credit and taking attendance, and the attractions…
Agoric Cafe: Addendum to Ep. 7, “Ayn Rand as a Writer”
In episode no. of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long talks about what he forgot to mention back in Episode 7 (“Ayn Rand as a Writer”), namely how Ayn Rand’s fiction stands in the tradition of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People and Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Watch it here or below.
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Eric Mack
In episode no. 8 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long chats with philosopher Eric Mack about walking out on Ayn Rand, clashing with Nazi Sikhs in Seneca Falls, libertarian rights theory, Kantian vs. Aristotelean approaches to fixing Randian ethics, Nozickian polymathy, the unselfishness of Samuel Johnson, the ethics of COVID lockdowns, physical distancing in Durango, the…
Agoric Cafe: Ayn Rand as a Writer
In episode no. 7 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long asks, “Was Ayn Rand a good writer or a bad one?“. Watch here or below.
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Neera K. Badhwar
In episode no. 5 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long chats with philosopher Neera K. Badhwar about backyard buffaloes, wild attack monkeys, Ayn Rand, airline deregulation, eudaimonia and virtue, paternalism and suicide, sociopathic grandmothers, child abuse, Aristotelean business ethics, 19th-century robber barons, charitable Objectivists, friendly Manhattanites, charismatic nationalist leaders, and national health care. In more or…
Agoric Cafe: Markets vs. Capitalism in The ABC of Communism
In episode no. 4 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long discusses the distinction between markets and capitalism in Bukharin and Preobrazhensky’s ABC of Communism, and in the Marxist tradition generally; or, how Marxism twists itself into a pretzel to avoid endorsing free-market anti-capitalism. Watch it here or below.
Agoric Cafe: Philosophical Thought Experiments and Fantastic Fiction
In episode no. 3 of Agoric Cafe, Roderick Long discusses the relationship between science fiction and philosophy. Watch it here or below.
Agoric Cafe: Interview With Kevin Carson
In episode six of Roderick Long’s new video project, he interviews Kevin Carson in a wide-ranging discussion that covers many issues. Watch it here or below. 
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