• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Zachary Caceres
  • 00:35    |    
    Family background
    • Story of Horace Heath
    • Wolftrap, the old family estate
    • Effects of the American Civil War on the family
    • American Medical Association as a tool for destroying competition
    • Creation of a hospital in the Heath's estate
    • Application of the restitution by the destruction of the family farm
    • Great-grandfather: A rebel minister
  • 09:06    |    
    The story of Spencer Heath
    • "Pop Daddy"
    • Interest in engineering
    • Relationship between Spencer and Horace Heath
    • Extensive study and practice in the area of engineering
    • Design of the lock-out box
    • Marriage
    • Change in direction: The study of law and governance
    • Specialization of patent of law and his base of practice
    • Beginning of the First World War
    • Mahogany lobbying and its effects on the industrial propellers
    • Incursion of the propeller design
    • Aerodynamic design of the helicopter before the growth of demand
    • Relation with the movie
    • Entrepreneurial spirit in Baltimore
    • Industrial creation of propellers for allied forces during the War
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt's introduction of cost-plus contracting in the war industry
    • Flaw in the government specifications in the propellers
    • Productive assumption in the discovery of solutions for a difficult problem
    • Interest in science
    • First transatlantic flight in history
    • Design of the first engine-powered and controlled variable and reversible pitch propeller
  • 43:40    |    
    Relationship between Spencer MaCcallum and Spencer Heath
  • 45:00    |    
    Keeping the liberal tradition
  • 46:55    |    
    Quotes , Franz Kafka
  • 53:11    |    
    Suffering from a speech disorder
  • 55:00    |    
    Death of his grandfather and its effects
  • 57:20    |    
    Transcribing the ideas of his grandfather
  • 58:23    |    
    What can you tell us about Edwin Clarence Riegel (E. C. Riegel) and how did you save and restored his work?
  • 01:08:00    |    
    Entrepreneurial communities
  • 01:12:32    |    
    Institute for Humane Studies
  • 01:14:24    |    
    Final words
  • 01:14:32    |    
    Final credits

Spencer Heath and a Libertarian Tradition

New Media  | 30 de julio de 2013  | Vistas: 118

Spencer MacCallum tells about the legacy of Spencer Heath, his grandfather, from whom he learned libertarian ideas and understood the importance of the community. Beginning by talking about his family background, he details the special bond he shared with whom he referred to as an unknown philosopher, and who amongst other things, collaborated in the design of the first rotary engine used in helicopters, founded the American Propeller Manufacturing Company, and aided in the First World War.

MacCallum decided to make his life mission to watch that his grandfather's ideas did not get lost, and consequently, expounded and popularized his work on the book The Art of Community, and with his libertarian background, worked extensively on the philosophy and design of communities, in which he believed rested the importance of living in society.


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín