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Free MarketsWorld History
The Mali Empire flourished as a trading center and gold-producing region from the late Middle Ages into the mid-seventeenth century.
AnarchyFree MarketsWorld History
Before it was destroyed by British aggression in 1755, the Acadian community in Nova Scotia provided a window into an anarcho-capitalist society that was cohesive and successful.
Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.
The infamous St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre was responsible for the death of thousands, but the horrible aftermath was also the beginning of religious toleration in the West.
Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsU.S. EconomyWorld History
Before Steve Jobs and the iPhone, there was Malcolm McLean, inventor of the shipping container. McLean made the iPhone—and many other things—possible.
Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
When the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe, people there looked to the West—and especially the USA—in hopes of freedom. Today, it is the West promoting culture wars and collectivism.
Free MarketsSocialismWorld History
Even though liberalization of its infamously bureaucratic economy has achieved strong results, India's leftist activists and politicians are trying to reestablish collectivism.
In colonial America, "liberty" came to mean rights one possessed outside of government approval. In revolutionary France (and in modern Canada) it has come to mean participation in a political system.
The EntrepreneurWorld History
Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.
If the situation were reversed and protestors had invaded the Capitol to support a left-wing candidate, we can be sure that the vocabulary used to describe the event would be quite different.