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

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
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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Libertarian Anarchy: Against the State, by Gerard Casey

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
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 War on Drugs Is a War on Freedom, by Laurence M. Vance

Big GovernmentThe Police State

10/01/2012Mises Review
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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The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism Is the World Economy's Only Hope, by John A. Allison

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

10/01/2012Mises Review
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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How Much Is Enough? Money and the Good Life, by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
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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Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, by Jason Brennan

Political Theory

10/01/2012Mises Review
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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American Empire: A Debate, by Christopher Layne and Bradley A. Thayer

War and Foreign Policy

07/01/2012Mises Review
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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End This Depression Now!, by Paul Krugman

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

07/01/2012Mises Review
Supporters of Keynesian economics sometimes claim it to be a crude caricature of the Master that he thought the government has only to spend more money to get us out of a depression and that getting us into debt doesn't...

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The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West Are Going Out, by Leonard Peikoff

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

07/01/2012Mises Review
Whatever the failings of this book, its author has a sense of humor. Peikoff writes of his unusual name for his main hypothesis,

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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, by Robert H. Frant

Political Theory

07/01/2012Mises Review
A specter is haunting Robert Frank's latest book — the specter of libertarianism. For him, it is a doctrinaire view with little to recommend it; yet he again and again seems drawn both to try to refute it and to deflect it...

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