Independence Day: America’s Subversive Holiday

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop discuss a recent Mises Wire article about how the state uses holidays as a culture war weapon. Independence Day offers the rare opportunity for opponents of the regime to strike back on a holiday that explicitly celebrates secession and self-determination.

Recommended Reading

“Juneteenth and Secular Holidays as Tools of the Regime” by Tho Bishop:

“3 Things to Remember on Independence Day” by Ryan McMaken:

“Was the American Revolution Radical?” by Murray N. Rothbard:

“The American Revolution Was a Culture War” by Ryan McMaken:

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