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Other Top Ten Lists of Libertarian Books

After our previous discussion of this topic, I published The Greatest Libertarian Books, today on LewRockwell.com. I've received several emails in response, some of which provoked this idea: the standard "top ten libertarian books" lists are kind of boring by now--they quite often just list "the usual suspects". What would be interesting would be some other type of "top ten" (or whatever) book lists for libertarians, such as:

1. Top Ten Books By Non-Libertarians That Libertarians Should Read. Example: The Sovereign States, by Kilpatrick.

2. Top Ten Libertarian Books You Have Never Heard Of. Neglected or little-known treasures (sort of like The Free Market Reader.)

3. Top Ten History Books for Libertarians. E.g., Paul Johnson, Modern Times.

4. Top Ten Libertarian Fiction (not counting Rand): e.g., Golden Age by John Wright.

5. Top Ten Pre-Twentieth Century "Libertarian"/"Prot-Libertarian" Books -- E.g., our founders and precursors (e.g., Grotius, The Law of War and Peace, Cato's Letters, Spooner, Locke, etc.)

6. Top Ten non-American or Not Originally Published in English Libertarian Books (e.g., Grotius, The Law of War and Peace; Lepage, Tomorrow, Capitalism, etc.)

Any takers?


Stephan Kinsella

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