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What Was Liberalism? #2 Capitalism & History | Philosophy Tube

A 4-part series about liberalism. In this episode, what capitalism is, how capitalism and liberalism are linked, and how the English Civil War led to John Locke. Subscribe! Patreon: Audible: FAQ: Facebook: Twitter: @PhilosophyTube Email: Google+: Recommended Reading for this Series: Adam Smith – The Wealth of Nations: Anievas & Nisanciolglu – How the West Came to Rule: Anna Leszkiewicz - Bart Schultz, “Mill and Sidgwick, Imperialism and Racism” Carl Schmitt – Political Theology: Contrapoints – “Debating the Alt-Right” Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow: David Goldman – “Liberalism’s Limits” David Harvey – A Brief History of Neoliberalism: Eric Williams – Capitalism & Slavery: Falguni Sheth – Toward A Political Philosophy of Race: Gerrard Winstanley – The True Levellers Standard Advanced Helene Shugart – Heavy: Herman & Chomsky – Manufacturing Consent: J.S. Mill – On Liberty: J.S. Mill, “A Few Words on Non-Intervention”: James Tully – “Rediscovering America” John Locke – Two Treatises of Government: Karl Marx – Capital: Kwame Ture - Stokely Speaks: Mark Tunick, “Tolerant Imperialism,” in The Review of Politics Michael Sandel – What Money Can’t Buy: Nick Srnicek & Alex Williams, Inventing the Future: Paul Mason – Postcapitalism: TheLitCritGuy’s Tweetstorms on Neoliberalism:,, and Vladimir Lenin - Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism: W.H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood – On the Frontier: Music by Epidemic Sound ( If you or your organisation would like to financially support Philosophy Tube in distributing philosophical knowledge to those who might not otherwise have access to it in exchange for credits on the show, please get in touch! Any copyrighted material should fall under fair use for educational purposes or commentary, but if you are a copyright holder and believe your material has been used unfairly please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss it.