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I just discovered that IHS has put online all back issues of Literature of Liberty. Fantastic. Published quarterly from 1978 to 1982, The Literature of Liberty, was

an interdisciplinary periodical intended to be a resource to the scholarly community. Each issue contains a bibliographical essay and summaries of articles which clarify liberty in the fields of Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Economics, History, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education, and the Humanities. The summaries are baaed on articles drawn from approximately four hundred journals published in the United States and abroad.

Too bad it stopped in 1982. (IHS also has online back issues of the Humane Studies Review.) In 1996, I tried to start something similar with the JLS--a Libertarian Literature Review. I did two installments, in Vol. 12, No. 2, and in Vol. Issue 13 No. 1 but was unable to keep up. Although the need for this is somewhat ameliorated by things like the Austrian Study Guide, a regular summary/review of recent scholarly literature of interest to libertarian theorists would still be extremely useful. To do it right, it would preferably have an interdisclipinary team of editors--specialists in the fields of law, political philosophy, history, economics, philosophy. Oh well. One can dream.

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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