America’s Radical Revolution and the Constitutional Coup

How did a handful of colonies created by the European Old Order establish a unique nation conceived in liberty? In Episode 2 of the Liberty vs. Power Podcast, Patrick Newman and Tho Bishop discuss the lasting tension between the Spirit of 1776 and the Constitution of 1787. The results of America’s successful war for independence is one of the most important victories for the cause of liberty, but the forces of power adapted to new opportunities.

Patrick and Tho also discuss the career of the infamous Robert Morris, and follow the rise of two men who are determined to mold America into the European nationalist tradition: Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

Articles

“America’s Libertarian Revolution” by Murray Rothbard — Mises.org/LP2_A

“Bacon’s Rebellion” by Murray Rothbard — Mises.org/LP2_B

“How the Constitutional Convention Vastly Expanded the Powers of the President” by Murray Rothbard — Mises.org/LP2_C

“The Founding Fathers’ Coup d’État” by Albert Jay Nock — Mises.org/LP2_D

“Economic Determinism, Ideology, and the American Revolution” by Murray Rothbard — Mises.org/LP2_E

“Liberty and Property: the Levellers and Locke” by Murray Rothbard — Mises.org/LP2_F

Books

Cronyism: Liberty versus Power in Early America, 1607–1849 by Patrick Newman — Mises.org/LP_Crony

Conceived in Liberty, Volumes I-IV by Murray Rothbard — Mises.org/LP2_G

Conceived in Liberty, Volume V by Murray Rothbard, Edited by Patrick Newman — Mises.org/LP2_H

Movie

The PatriotMises.org/LP2_J

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