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Libertarian books to read
Dec 29th, 2010 at 8:59pm
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Post good books for libertarians that you recommend.
  

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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #1 - Jan 12th, 2011 at 10:11pm
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I will start with my three favorites:

Ron Paul's Revolution: A Manifesto

Jan Narveson's The Libertarian Idea

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead

These I would suggest too:

The Economics of Liberty

Capitalism

A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism

The Ultimate Foundation of Economic Science

Economics and Ethics of Private Property

The Economics of Liberty

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  
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Reply #2 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 5:17am
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I like Richard J Maybury's books, they are excellently written, I highly recommend. Awesome guy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_J._Maybury
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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #3 - Apr 25th, 2011 at 8:19pm
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-Animal farm
-1984
-Brave New World
-Catch 22

And for some Libertarian video games
-Bioshock
  
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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #4 - Apr 27th, 2011 at 11:50pm
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The Law Frederic Bastiat http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html
Economics In One Lesson Henry Hazlitt http://www.fee.org/pdf/books/Economics_in_one_lesson.pdf
The Federalist Papers Hamilton, Madison, Jay http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/
  

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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #5 - May 26th, 2011 at 2:35pm
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Henry David Thoreau's essay on Civil Disobedience is a must.  It's a damning call to action- he went to jail because he objected to paying his taxes.  Makes the rest of us who call ourselves libertarians look like cowards.
  

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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #6 - Jun 2nd, 2011 at 10:49am
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Liberal Fascism
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism
The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Great Depression and the New Deal
Pillars of Prosperity
For a New Liberty: the Libertarian Manifesto
  

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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #7 - Jun 18th, 2011 at 9:10am
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Right now I am reading What it Means to be a Libertarian by Charles Murray. It is his interpretation of the party and I mostly agree. He's a bit more liberal on the school funding than me, but otherwise, I think he nails it. So far, anyway.

Someone mentioned the Federalist Papers. Glenn Beck has a new book out called The Original Argument. It is the Federalist Papers interpretted in today's english to make them easier to read. Haven't read it yet, but it is next on my list. I just can't stay focused on old-time english books, so this should be easier to read, at least for me.
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 19th, 2011 at 3:15am
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If Glenn authored it, don't buy it. Wink
  
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Re: Libertarian books to read
Reply #9 - Jun 19th, 2011 at 12:42pm
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I don't think he authored it. He had people who work for him interpret the Federalist Papers. I don't think there are any of his opinions in it. At least that is the impression I got. I will probably leaf through it to make sure, because I would like to read them, I just don't understand old-time english.
  
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