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Cogitations from Albert Jay Nock

Cogitations from Albert Jay Nock

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05/26/1985Albert Jay Nock

This collection was selected and arranged by Robert M. Thornton, who writes of it:

We are not out to save the world. Neither is our aim to idolize a man or endorse every idea embraced by AJN. Nock had a way of setting ideas in motion and then keeping out of their way.

In a note by Jacques Barzun, he writes of Cogitations from Albert Jay Nock:

Here is a small book full of Nock's thoughts, as fresh as they were when first minted. It is not all of Nock, and the effect is less than the sum from which they came. But it is a man thinking, which the republic needs more than it thinks — ambiguity intended.

Albert Jay Nock

Albert Jay Nock (October 13, 1870–August 19, 1945) was an influential American libertarian author, educational theorist, and social critic of the early and middle twentieth century. Murray Rothbard was deeply influenced by him, and so was the whole generation of free market thinkers of the 1950s.


The Nockian Society, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, 1985