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01/11/2016Albert Jay Nock

Alber Jay Nock is an aristocrat who sees the state as the enemy of all that is beautiful and true, an effortless anarchist who lives and breathes ancient wisdom, an opinionated essayist who draws the reader in through anecdotes and stories rather than deduction, and a visionary who sees the world through a libertarian lens. He applies his perspective in opposition to welfare, government-managed economies, consolidation, and, above all else, war.

This collection pulls together some of his best work on literature, war, state expansion, law, education, prohibition, and cultural issues such as smoking and snoring.


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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.

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