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Hello everyone, I'm new to libertarianism and was wondering if you could recommend some good introductory books about the topic. Thanks in advance for any replies.
  
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Reply #1 - Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:18pm
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https://www.amazon.com/Radicals-Capitalism-Freewheeling-American-Libertarian/dp/...

"Radicals for Capitalism, A Freewheeling look at the American Libertarian Movement"

It will not only explain many of the concepts of libertarianism in a narrative form that is enjoyable to read, it will direct you to the authors of the best books to read on libertarian theory.
  

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Desiderius wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:12pm:
Hello everyone, I'm new to libertarianism and was wondering if you could recommend some good introductory books about the topic. Thanks in advance for any replies.


You will have to form your own personal libertarian ideology because it's seldom two libertarians can agree with much at all. And then, what they do seem to agree upon is always subject to their personal interpretations.

Don't read their books yet. Read this forum and see how they are completely divided, and also notice the anger they have for each other and how they can't come together on searching for a common solution.

These people are for the most part pseudo-libertarians but you can learn why that is by reading here and that could lead you to the real thing.

Antiwar is the most important part of the libertarian agenda and you can find that being discussed at antiwar.com.

Start to learn there and then bring the message back here.

And welcome to the forum!
  
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Snarky Sack wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:18pm:
https://www.amazon.com/Radicals-Capitalism-Freewheeling-American-Libertarian/dp/...

"Radicals for Capitalism, A Freewheeling look at the American Libertarian Movement"

It will not only explain many of the concepts of libertarianism in a narrative form that is enjoyable to read, it will direct you to the authors of the best books to read on libertarian theory.


Thanks for the recommendation I will be sure to check that out. Another book I found was Free to Choose: A Personal Statement would this be good too?
  
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Desiderius wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:12pm:
Hello everyone, I'm new to libertarianism and was wondering if you could recommend some good introductory books about the topic. Thanks in advance for any replies.


Atlas Shrugged
  

Greg Gutfeld - I became a conservative by being around liberals and I became a libertarian by being around conservatives

Matt Stone - I hate conservatives, but I really f'ing hate liberals
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kaz wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:26pm:
Atlas Shrugged

I've been thinking about reading that although the length of it has been a bit daunting. Why is this book so controversial? It seems to get a lot of hate from liberals especially.
  
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Desiderius wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:30pm:
I've been thinking about reading that although the length of it has been a bit daunting. Why is this book so controversial? It seems to get a lot of hate from liberals especially.


It doesn't get hate from liberals. Liberals are concerned with that  which is possible and it's a liberal's duty to inform a libertarian that he/she is contemplating impossibilities.
  
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It doesn't get hate from liberals. Liberals are concerned with that  which is possible and it's a liberal's duty to inform a libertarian that he/she is contemplating impossibilities.


See what I mean Desiderius?   I just posted this in another thread.

Don just says we aren't real libertarians because we aren't socialists
  

Greg Gutfeld - I became a conservative by being around liberals and I became a libertarian by being around conservatives

Matt Stone - I hate conservatives, but I really f'ing hate liberals
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Reply #8 - Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:38pm
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Desiderius wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:30pm:
I've been thinking about reading that although the length of it has been a bit daunting. Why is this book so controversial? It seems to get a lot of hate from liberals especially.


Yes, Ayn Rand isn't short for words.  Leftists hate it because she details the depth to which they go to control the economy.  It's worth the read.

There is roughly a 100 page tangent she goes on you may want to skip.  You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it.

Your comments on marriage certainly show you're already a long way to libertarian
  

Greg Gutfeld - I became a conservative by being around liberals and I became a libertarian by being around conservatives

Matt Stone - I hate conservatives, but I really f'ing hate liberals
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kaz wrote on Dec 31st, 2017 at 12:36pm:
See what I mean Desiderius?   I just posted this in another thread.

Don just says we aren't real libertarians because we aren't socialists

So he's essentially a troll.
  
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