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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 Social and Political Philosophy of Adam Ferguson: A Commentary on his Essay on the History of Civil Society

BooksJuly 10, 2007
Ronald Hamowy's dissertation submitted in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, August 1969...

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The Philosophy of Ownership

BooksMay 21, 2007
LeFevre presents the entire libertarian case for private ownership, with his characteristic clarity of exposition.

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The Place of Religion in the Liberal Philosophy of Constant, Tocqueville, and Lord Acton

BooksJuly 20, 2005
Were the liberals of the 18th and 19th century truly foreshadowing the hippies of the 1960s, and thereby in need of the correcting force of conservatism to add piety and an appreciation of tradition to their love of freedom?

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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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Walk Away: The Rise and Fall of the Home-Ownership Myth

BooksNovember 18, 2010
This elegant and fact-filled book by Doug French examines the background to the case of "strategic default," or walking away from your home, and considers its implications from a variety of different perspectives...

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The Writings of F. A. Harper, Volume 2: Shorter Essays

BooksOctober 13, 2009
In this 1979 book, Harper presents essays on Economics, Social Philosophy, and Humane Studies.

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Notes on Epistemology

BooksMay 25, 2007
The unique place of reason in natural-law philosophy has been affirmed by the modern Thomistic philosopher, the late Father John Toohey.

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In Defense of Advertising

BooksMay 31, 2008
In Defense of Advertising is a theoretical defense based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Ludwig von Mises.

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The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy

BooksJuly 6, 2006
Tibor Machan makes the case for the free market system of economics based on the view of human beings as moral agents with the legal system of a good community as designed to nurture this moral agency.

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The Return to Laisser Faire

BooksJune 5, 2009
Government means, or should mean, the right ordering of all. Modern government has degenerated into tinkering with the wants or rights or liberties of classes or sections or groups, and it is rare, in these days, to hear a political discussion which takes adequate account of the interests of the...

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How to Keep Our Liberty

BooksJuly 17, 2009
"Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation." This was a comment by Benjamin Disraeli a century ago when he was beginning the task of building the Conservative Party, a party that still lives a lusty, constructive life...

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The New Despotism

BooksMarch 16, 2010
When the modern political community was being shaped at the end of the 18th century, its founders thought that the consequences of republican or representative institutions in government would be the reduction of political power in individual lives.

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The Meaning of Ludwig von Mises

BooksAugust 10, 2010
This collection of essays is both a restatement and extension of the major contributions of Mises in epistemology, history, econom­ics, and political philosophy. Mises began constructing the high ground on the foundation provided by Carl Menger and Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk...

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Fabian Freeway: High Road to Socialism in the U.S.A.

BooksJuly 17, 2009
Fabian Freeway documents the rise and progress of socialism in Britain and the United States and tells the story of the many early triumphs of the philosophy of socialist incrementalism known as Fabian Socialism

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Ideas on Liberty: Essays in Honor of Paul L. Poirot

BooksAugust 23, 2012
This festschrift reflects the legacy of Paul Poirot in his life-long pursuit of the philosophy of freedom. Compiled by Robert G. Anderson and Beth Hoffman, the essays were written upon his retirement in 1987.

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Education in America

BooksMarch 23, 2009
All problems, all social difficulties, could be corrected if only ignorance could be conquered. Unfortunately, knowledge and ignorance are at best highly relative terms. The problem is further aggravated when we ask the question, "Knowledge and ignorance of what?" Sadly enough, that issue...

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The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865, Volume Two

BooksOctober 14, 2009
Just as differences in political theory among the learned gentlemen of business made little substantial difference in th.eir specific outlook on commerce, so in the academic world party animosities hardly affected the general economic philosophy.

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The De Moneta of Nicholas Oresme and English Mint Documents

BooksFebruary 14, 2009
Nicole Oresme has been called the most brilliant scientist of the 14th century: mathematician, musicologist, physicist, philosopher, and economist. On top of that, he was a Bishop and a theologian. His writings of money bear much in common with Carl Menger. Oresme's treatise on money, De Moneta...

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Murray N. Rothbard vs. The Philosophers: Unpublished Writings on Hayek, Mises, Strauss, and Polanyi

BooksNovember 17, 2009
Here is Rothbard's stunning mind at work on some of the most serious topics in philosophy, economics, and politics, originally crafted as private memos. The advantage here is that you get super-candid evaluations of the thought of the giants while avoiding the appartus of formal papers. The...

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