I started this blog in 2014 to be, hopefully, a more productive outlet than social media when it comes to views on history, economics, politics, and religion. After awhile I started submitting some of these essays to various outlets and have fortunately been able to publish many of them. What started as disorganized musings from an 8th grade history teacher has developed since then into a place to mostly reprint my published work. But I still occasionally write original essays here.
With a convert’s zeal to the ideas of freedom, looking back I expected everyone to magically come to the same conclusions I had: on politics, economics, religion, and life in general. Of course, this isn’t the way it works, nor would we want it so. So rather than screaming into the wilderness (i.e. Facebook), I thought it better to put these notes of mine into an online bottle and let them float through the intellectual atmosphere.
I write about history, economics, Christianity, voting, and political philosophy more broadly. I’m studying for a PhD in American intellectual history and modern political philosophy, and planning to write my dissertation on American anti-democratic thought since 1880, with special attention to how we fit dissenting views into “the” tradition of American political thought.
I’ve written essays for the Mises Institute, Libertarianism.org (a project of the Cato Institute), the Libertarian Christian Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, and the Libertarian Institute, and published my first peer-reviewed article in the Christian Libertarian Review in the summer of 2020, titled “Cultural Libertarianism and the Judeo-Christian Tradition in Murray Rothbard, Bob Dylan, and Woody Allen.”
So play some music and stick around for a minute. (or don’t…you’re not being detained).