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Unf*cking The Republic

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Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more


Libertarians Are Exhausting: Inside the 50-year American coup d'état. [Part 2]

In part two of “Libertarians are Exhausting” we’re still talking about freedom and liberty. Economic freedom, personal liberty and the next important concept we need to unpack: The Rule of Law. Plus we'll take a look at the masters of the libertarian universe (aka the brains, money, economists and lawyers) behind the nouveau American style fiscal-anarcho-capitalist-minarchist-neoliberal-objectivist cauldron of bullshit we know as modern day libertarianism. 


Intro: 00:00:07

Prologue: 00:03:02

Part One Recap: 00:04:44

Segment 1: 00:05:58

Segment 2: 00:12:05

Segment 3: 00:15:43

Segment 4: 00:22:01

Segment 5: 00:25:47

Segment 6: 00:29:40

Segment 7: 00:36:20

Show Notes: 00:45:45

Book Love: 00:47:04

Pod Love: 00:47:20

Emails + Shout Outs: 00:48:24

Outro: 01:06:57


The New Republic: How David Koch’s 1980 Fantasy Became America’s Current Reality

Forbes: This Secretive Billionaire Is One Of America’s Biggest Conservative Donors

SourceWatch: American Legislative Exchange Council

Brookings: ALEC’s Influence over Lawmaking in State Legislatures

Libertarian Party: Platform

Book Love

David Boaz: The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom

Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

H. L. Mencken: Notes on Democracy

Thomas Paine: Rights of Man

Bernard E. Harcourt: The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order

Kurt Andersen: Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

Pod Love

Straight White American Jesus

News Beat: MLK's Last Month: Memphis

Pitchfork Economics

Economic Update with Rick Wolff

Best of the Left

The David Pakman Show

UNFTR Episode Resources

The American Propaganda Machine.

Ayn Rand Was a Dick.

Dear Rebekkkah Mercer.

F*ck Milton Friedman.

Manufacturing Dissent.

A (Mostly) Vegan World.

Libertarians are Exhausting (Part One).


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