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The Writings of F. A. Harper, Volume 1: The Major Works

The Writings of F. A. Harper: Volume 1 Major Works by F. A. Harper

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06/15/1978F.A. Harper

From the Introduction by Paul Poirot:

In these collected writings of F. A. Harper, concerned with liberty in the broadest sense, are to be found some of his conclusions. But the reader will also find throughout his works a series of carefully directed questions. For as Judge Learned Hand observed, "The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right." I believe that is the spirit in which Baldy would have us pursue his search-a never ending search for the truth about liberty.

F.A. Harper

Floyd Arthur "Baldy" Harper (1905–1973) was a Cornell University professor and member of the Mont Pelerin Society. He helped start up the Foundation for Economic Education, codirected the William Volker Fund, and founded the Institute for Humane Studies. At Harper's death, Murray Rothbard wrote, "Ever since he came to the Foundation for Economic Education in 1946 as its chief economist and theoretician, Baldy Harper, in a very real sense, has been the libertarian movement. For all these years, this gentle and lovable man, this wise and Socratic teacher, has been the heart and soul and nerve center of the libertarian cause."

Read Rothbard's memorial: Floyd Arthur 'Baldy' Harper, RIP.


Institute for Humane Studies, Inc., Menlo Park, California, 1978