Journal of Libertarian Studies

Merchants of Death Revisited: Armaments, Bankers, and the First World War

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

The year 2004 marks the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Engelbrecht and Hanighen’s Merchants of Death: A Study of the International Armament Industry,  a book that made it into the general consciousness of most thinking Americans by the mid-twentieth century. The stark language of the title no doubt contributed to its fame. Moreover, the theme of arms merchants pushing for war is both easily understood and easily discussed, even by those who have not read it.

Volume 19, Number 1 (2005)


Tooley, T Hunt. “Merchants of Death Revisited: Armaments, Bankers, and the First World War.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 19, No. 1 (2005): 37–78.

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