Most Americans have never heard of E.L. Godkin. This is a travesty, particularly for those who admire independent thinkers. Every libertarian should know Godkin, and I wrote about him in my Forgotten Conservatives in American History. He was one of the truly great minds of the late 19th century, a man who was able to see the what the world was becoming and criticize it in a way that makes you think. That is why I made him a topic of this episode.