A History of the Libertarian Movement

In this lecture from a 1983 Cato Summer Seminar at Dartmouth College, Childs gives the history of the modern American libertarian movement from the 1920s to the establishment of the Libertarian Party in 1971 and the publication of Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick and the establishment of the Cato Institute in 1974. Other highlights include Childs’s thoughts on the lives and works of great 20th century libertarian thinkers such as Rand, Mises, Hayek, Friedman, Rothbard, Nock, Reed, Paterson, Lane, Chodorov, and many more.

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