Podcast Episode 348: Woke Names as Bad Philosophy

A recent piece at The American Conservative by Casey Chalk offered a unique position on woke name changes across America. They are bad ethics and bad philosophy. His analysis is worthy of discussion because this conflict is not really about history, but about philosophy and how we understand our past and our traditions, meaning the philosophy of memory, what John Lukacs called “the remembered past.”

Podcast Episode 309: President Amash and the LP

Justin Amash has decided to run for president as the Libertarian Party candidate. This comes on the heels of such esteemed heavyweights as Gary Johnson and Bob Barr. Does he have a shot? No. Is Amash a better libertarian than either one of those previous candidates? Yes, but he is no Ron Paul, either. I discuss Amash’s decision and the Libertarian Party in this episode …more

Become a Member of McClanahan Academy

The Politically Incorrect Gateway to a REAL History Education McClanahan Academy courses sandblast away the years of rust, corrosion, and brain-rot produced by mainstream history curriculum. My courses challenge conventional wisdom and modern group-think. They are for the strong minded, curious student who wants a real history education untarnished by establishment academics. You can watch online, download the MP3, or use the Teachable App to …more

Podcast Episode 90: The Constitutional Crisis of 1776

“No taxation without representation!” This is what most Americans will tell you started the American War for Independence. But is that true? The cause is, in fact, deeper than that. It was a constitutional crisis that had major implications for American government moving forward. I talk about the real conflict and what it means for America today. Book cited: Jack Greene, The Constitutional Origins of …more

Podcast Episode 75: 18th Century Fake News

Stop the press! The nationalists in the founding generation fabricated history! If you listen to this podcast, this shouldn’t be news, but just this week, two scholars at Harvard University have provided conclusive proof that the nationalists had to make up a document to prove their position. That document they made up is none other than the Declaration of Independence. Of course, they didn’t fabricate …more

Thanks Matthew Drake!

Matthew Drake is an illustrator who makes videos based on “contemporary speakers and philosophers.” He wanted to base one on my podcast comparing the 1896 and 2016 elections. I had never seen his work, but I said “please do,” not knowing how great it would turn out. It’s better than great. Below is the video. If you like my podcast, you’ll like the video, and …more

The Vanishing Republic of Our Fathers

The New South is one of the more misunderstood periods in American history. The contemporary narrative generally describes the period and its leaders as dense political hacks riding the coattails of Northern business elites. They were “wannabe” statesmen whose political ideology was singularly tied to race. This perspective is clouded by present conditions and our own short-sighted infatuation with racial politics. Historians often miss the complexity and …more

Keep Jackson on the $20

This article was originally printed at LewRockwell.com Changes are coming to our fiat currency. Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 and both the $5 and $10 will also be reworked, ostensibly in the name of “inclusion” and “diversity,” but also to prevent against “counterfeiting.” Funny because the United States has been running the printing presses nonstop for the last decade in an attempt …more