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Ep. 285 Scott Horton Gives the Essentials of the Waco Tragedy

Scott Horton recently released a special production on Waco that clocked in at almost 13 hours. He joins Bob to discuss the essentials of the story, covering all aspects of the tragedy, starting with the religious views of the Davidians and ending with the absurd trial of the survivors.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Chief Economist at infineo, and Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute.


  1. Dirndl Dave on 08/08/2023 at 6:47 AM

    A tragedy is a tornado hitting an elementary school.
    Waco would properly be called a massacre.

  2. Nathan Cline (Gustave de Molinari) on 08/08/2023 at 6:08 PM

    I was a senior in high school when this happened and I remember almost everyone around me rooting for the government and if am being honest during the seige I was initially on that side. I had a history class that what we did was debate current events every class. I remember through these debates coming to the conclusion that the media and government lie about almost everything. That teacher who was a super left leaning guy really pushed me to question my beliefs and figure out what I actually thought. At the end of the year he gave me a copy of Atlas Shrugged and told me that he thought I would enjoy it but it wasn’t for him.

    This event, along with Ruby Ridge really shaped my philosophical and political views. 2 years later I was waiting for security clearance at Fort Sill when OKC happened and was sent to help clean it up. The military really cemented to me why to hate the government.

  3. Gabe on 08/09/2023 at 3:06 AM

    Very informative. Great episode.

  4. Daniel on 08/14/2023 at 7:31 PM

    This is one of the most important podcasts that you’ve done. Taking the 13 hour work that Horton did and reducing it to about 3 hours makes it very easy to understand and listen to for everyone.

    The State is a damn monster. It is only interested in power and money and those in power will murder whoever they want to get their way.

    • Robert Murphy on 08/15/2023 at 2:04 PM

      Thanks Daniel (and others).

  5. Will on 08/14/2023 at 7:35 PM

    The whole thing about Clinton claiming to be strong armed by the Justice Department and then people from the department claiming that didn’t happen reminds me of how Dr. Michael Glennon describes the way that national-security agencies manipulate elected officials in such a way that the agencies basically do whatever they want. People talk about the Deep State, well this is an example of the Deep State in action.

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