Mises Review

Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jason Brennan

JournalsOctober 1, 2012
Jason Brennan, an outstanding libertarian political philosopher who teaches at Georgetown University, has written Libertarianism as an introductory guide, and much of the material in it will be familiar to readers of

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The War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, by Laurence M. Vance

JournalsOctober 1, 2012
The efforts, spurred by Mayor Bloomberg, to ban large cans of drinks deemed too sugary have been much in the news lately; and a peculiar point in the mayor's defense of this measure is highly relevant to Laurence Vance's excellent book...

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How Much Is Enough? Money and the Good Life, by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky

JournalsOctober 1, 2012
Robert Skidelsky is best known for his three-volume biography of Lord Keynes, and his son Edward is a philosopher who has written an excellent book on Ernst Cassirer.

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Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State, by Gerard Casey

JournalsOctober 1, 2012
Libertarian Anarchy would have delighted Murray Rothbard. In this book, a distinguished Irish philosopher defends forcefully and eloquently Rothbardian anarchism.

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The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy's Only Hope, by John A. Allison

JournalsOctober 1, 2012
This book contains the oddest sentence I have ever read about the current financial crisis, or for that matter about any financial crisis.

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Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy, by Nicholas Wolterstorff

JournalsOctober 1, 2012
Most contemporary political philosophers, unfortunately, are not libertarians. Nicholas Wolterstorff, best known as a founder of "reformed epistemology" but a philosopher of extraordinary range, is no libertarian either — far from it...

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Herbert Butterfield: History, Providence, and Skeptical Politics, by Kenneth B. McIntyre

JournalsJuly 1, 2012
Kenneth McIntyre has given us a deeply thoughtful and erudite account of one of the greatest 20th-century historians, Hebert Butterfield. I should like to concentrate on an aspect of Butterfield's thought likely to be of...

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American Empire: A Debate, by Christopher Layne and Bradley A. Thayer

JournalsJuly 1, 2012
Christopher Layne and Bradley Thayer both specialize in international-relations theory, in particular what they term "grand strategy," but they hold very different views on what foreign policy the United States ought to pursue...

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Universally Preferable Behavior: A Rational Proof for Secular Ethics, by Stephan Molyneux

JournalsJuly 1, 2012
Stefan Molyneux is a popular libertarian broadcaster who has in recent years acquired a considerable following. In Universally Preferable Behavior , he takes on an ambitious task.

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Robert Nozick, by Ralf M. Bader

JournalsJuly 1, 2012
Ralf Bader has given us an excellent guidebook to Anarchy, State, and Utopia , but he has done much more than this.

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