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Complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984)

BooksJanuary 22, 2010
Libertarian Forum existed from 1969 to 1984. It was a passionate, smart, gossipy, and often shocking newsletter that is as fresh today as when it was written.

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The State: Its History and Development Viewed Sociologically

BooksNovember 8, 2009
Oppenheimer dismantles the social-contract view of the state as it had been advanced by most thinkers since the Enlightenment. He seeks to replace that view with a realistic assessment of the state: a victorious group of bandits who rule over the defeated group with the purpose of domination and...

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Toward a Libertarian Society

BooksJune 6, 2014
Walter Block has for decades been one of the most effective and indefatigable defenders of libertarianism. One feature in his writing stands out, from his classic Defending the Undefendable to the present. He consistently applies the principles of libertarianism to every situation in a bold and...

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Secession, State, and Liberty

BooksJune 30, 1998
The essays in Secession, State & Liberty argue that the political impulse to secede—to attempt to separate from central government control—is a vital part of the Lockean classical-liberal tradition, one that emerges when national governments become too big and too ambitious. Unlike...

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Reply to Van Dun: Non-Aggression and Title Transfer

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In a recent issue of The Journal of Libertarian Studies , Frank van Dun commented on my views on intellectual property, and on Walter Block's views on blackmail. In this reply, I will concentrate on two aspects of Van Dun's comments: the non-aggression principle & libertarianism, and...

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Liberty and the Great Libertarians

BooksFebruary 26, 2008
In 1913, Charles T. Sprading this book of remarkable prescience that anticipated the systematic development of an American libertarian tradition.

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I Chose Liberty: Autobiographies of Contemporary Libertarians

BooksJanuary 4, 2011
Walter Block leaned on 82 of the world's most prominent libertarian thinkers and asked them to tell their life stories with an eye to intellectual development...

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A Libertarian Critique of Intellectual Property

BooksJanuary 7, 2014
What is the status of intellectual property? Are patents and copyrights legitimate in a free society?

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Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal

BooksDecember 8, 2010
Ralph Raico — the great historian of classical liberalism — strips away the veneer of exalted leaders and beloved wars.

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Libertarian Anarchism: Responses to Ten Objections

BooksJuly 20, 2005
This short monograph is from a lecture presented at the 2004 Mises University, and transcribed by Revi N. Nair.

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Elements of Libertarian Leadership

BooksMarch 15, 2009
Life lived according to right principles can never be more than sporadic except as the ideal is sought for, held up, and used as a guide.

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For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people.

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The History of Banks

BooksJuly 22, 2009
This book discusses the history of banking beginning in Venice and Genoa. It continues by demonstrating the advantages and necessity of free competition in the business of banking.

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The Theory of Economic Development in the History of Economic Thought

BooksOctober 6, 2010
Based on the 1966 Chichele lectures, Robbins's book concentrates on the history of the main propositions of the theory of development·as they apply to a closed economy...

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History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Rothbard covers money and banking in the whole of American history, to show that the meltdown of our times is hardly the first.

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An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought

BooksSeptember 1, 2010
This is one of Rothbard’s most important scholarly works. In the first volume, he traces the history of economics from the ancient Greeks to Adam Smith; and in the second volume, he discusses British classical economics, the French school of classical liberalism, and Marxism...

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A Short History of Paper Money and Banking in the United States

BooksAugust 30, 2007
Written in 1833, A Short History of Paper Money and Banking in the United States was a major blast against the trend towards inflation and paper money.

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The Austrian School of Economics: A History of Its Ideas, Ambassadors, and Institutions

BooksFebruary 24, 2011
A guide to the history, ideas, and institutions of the Austrian School of economics written by two Austrian intellectuals who have gone to the sources themselves to provide a completely new look at the tradition and what it means for the future.

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Tariff History of the United States

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Taussig’s definitive work on the tariffs of the 19th century in the United States

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Why American History Is Not What They Say

BooksOctober 24, 2012
Jeff Riggenbach's book is a crash course in revisionist history of the United States. What is revisionism? It is the retelling of history from a point of view that differs from the mainstream, which always treats the victor — the state — as glorious and the conquered —...

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