Category Archives: Tom Woods

January 23, 2017

Social Justice Warriors – why Universities became crazy and how to fight back – Jonathan Haidt (Video)

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Happiness Hypothesis.

October 21, 2016

Trump Might Not Accept Legitimacy of Election? The Horror! by Tom Woods

But of course at a deeper level the system obviously is rigged. Our government-subsidized university system teaches complete b.s. to millions of kids — juvenile economics, bogus history, and postmodernist lunacy.

I can’t find the remote, so I’m stuck listening to ABC News commentators who are fainting on air over Donald Trump’s refusal to commit to accepting the results of the election.

Since elections are the sacraments of the American religion, it is blasphemy of the highest order to call them into question. Why, everyone accepts the results and moves on, and that’s what makes our system so awesome!

Now it’s virtually certain that Nixon in fact defeated Kennedy in 1960. Eisenhower himself urged Nixon to challenge the results. We’re supposed to honor Nixon for accepting the results and moving on.

I don’t. He was a chump. If unscrupulous people stole the election, how was the country helped by hushing it up?

Is the system rigged in the crude sense of counting the votes inaccurately? Probably not. In 2008 I stood outside a polling place in Alabama, where Ron Paul went on to receive five percent of the vote. And I’ll tell you: no more than five percent of the people I saw were Ron Paul voters. So those numbers were all too real.

But of course at a deeper level the system obviously is rigged. Our government-subsidized university system teaches complete b.s. to millions of kids — juvenile economics, bogus history, and postmodernist lunacy.

The media is a complete joke, as more and more revelations make clear, and totally in the tank for Hillary and the establishment.


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March 3, 2016

She Saw the Liars Up Close: Lt. Col Karen Kwiatkowski on the Iraq War Propaganda (Audio)

Were we lied into war, or was it an innocent mistake on the basis of faulty intelligence? Our guest observed the formulation of the propaganda up close, and tells us what really happened. Oh, and now she’s a Rothbardian libertarian.

Karen Kwiatkowski is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. Since retiring, she has become a noted critic of the U.S. government’s involvement in Iraq. Kwiatkowski is primarily known for her insider essays which denounce a corrupting political influence on the course of military intelligence leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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October 23, 2015

Against PC: The Fight for Free Expression | Speaker Panel (Video)

Featuring Tom Woods, Lew Rockwell, and Jeff Deist. Recorded at the Mises Circle in Dallas-Fort Worth on 3 October 2015.

July 24, 2015

The Crimes of Communism: What Did The Left Know, and When? by Tom Woods (Audio)

The late ex-Marxist Eugene Genovese famously confronted his fellow leftists over what he called The Question — what they knew about communist atrocities and when they knew it. It’s one of the most devastating articles I’ve ever read, and I review it in this episode.

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May 15, 2015

The Tom Woods Show: Ep. 399 Lenin and the Russian Revolution: Institutionalized Insanity (Audio)

Tom discusses the Russian Revolution and its horrific aftermath, including the real-life consequences of instituting communist policy.

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September 28, 2014

The Transition from Communism: What Happened Next? (Video)

How did eastern Europe transition away from communism? What were conditions like on the eve of the transformation? What factors contributed to it? What happened to all the property owned by the state? Today I discussed the Polish case with Professor Mateusz Machaj. You guys have been asking for this topic, and here it is!

Mateusz Machaj

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April 7, 2013

Announcing the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum by Tom Woods

For people wondering what Ron Paul has been up to since retiring from Congress, then, here’s your answer. And he has more announcements coming.

Over the past several weeks I have mentioned that I’ve been at work on a K-12 homeschool curriculum. That wasn’t the whole story. Today I can tell you the whole story: it is the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum.

There is nothing like this curriculum anywhere. Here are just a few of the factors that set it apart.

(1) Grades K-5 will be available for free. You have six years to try out the program without having to spend a dime.

(2) Students will learn the origins and travails of liberty in the Western world and in the United States in particular.

(3) Students will learn the economics of the Austrian School.

(4) Students can learn at their own pace. If they’re advanced and move more quickly, they can quiz out of the first two years of college and enter college as juniors.

(5) The emphasis in this program is not simply on teaching from a different point of view, or teaching material that no other school or curriculum offers, although the Ron Paul Curriculum does both of these things. But it also emphasizes oral and written communication, so that students will be able to spread and defend their ideas effectively. Students will have their own blogs, start YouTube channels, and even learn the basics of video production, website design, and Internet marketing.

(6) It’s cheap. For access to the forums, it’s $250 per year. Each course is just $50. No textbooks — they’re awful, and we use pdfs and primary documents to teach students — so you’ll save hundreds of dollars that way as well.


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March 18, 2013

Founding Fathers Were Immigration Skeptics by Tom Woods

Hamilton was likewise unconvinced that diversity was a strength. The safety of a republic, according to him, depended “essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment, on a uniformity of principles and habits, on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice, and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education and family.”

The American people continue to be involved in a long-overdue national discussion of immigration. And yet, during the debate over the immigration bill that recently died in the Senate, I do not recall hearing the views of the Founding Fathers — even if only out of curiosity — considered, pursued or even raised.

Contrary to what most Americans may believe, in fact, the Founding Fathers were by and large skeptical of immigration. If the United States lacked people with particular skills, then the Founders had no objection to attracting them from abroad. But they were convinced that mass immigration would bring social turmoil and political confusion in its wake.

In one of the most neglected sections of his Notes on Virginia, Thomas Jefferson posed the question, “Are there no inconveniences to be thrown into the scale against the advantage expected by a multiplication of numbers by the importation of foreigners?”

What was likely to happen, according to Jefferson, was that immigrants would come to America from countries that would have given them no experience living in a free society. They would bring with them the ideas and principles of the governments they left behind –ideas and principles that were often at odds with American liberty.

“Suppose 20 millions of republican Americans thrown all of a sudden into France, what would be the condition of that kingdom?” Jefferson asked. “If it would be more turbulent, less happy, less strong, we may believe that the addition of half a million of foreigners to our present numbers would produce a similar effect here.”


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January 8, 2013

The Virtual University: The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, Lecture 1

Lecture 1, “Themes and Lessons from Colonial America” by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, Jr., a senior fellow in history at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, presents this fifteen-lecture course covering the material in his book The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.