Out Of Step

Frank Chodorov was a journalist of the Old Right with an extraordinary writing ability. He was also a top-notch intellectual figure who has been tragically neglected. This collection might be his best. Among the smashing essays here are: “Isolationism,” which is his defense of the great American tradition (if you have hesitated to call yourself […]

Income Tax: Root of All Evil

Frank Chodorov was an extraordinary thinker and writer, and hugely influential in the 1950s. He wrote what became an American classic arguing that the income tax, more than any other legislative change in American history, made it possible to violate individual rights, one of the founding principles. He argues that income taxes are different from other […]

One Is A Crowd

This is a treasure: One Is a Crowd. It collects Frank Chodorov‘s most profound essays on the topic of individualism, many of which have otherwise been unjustly lost to history. The reader will be riveted by his biographical essay on the meaning of his own Jewishness to his life and beliefs. His piece on what educational […]

A Biography of Frank Chodorov

Frank Chodorov (1887–1966) was a U.S. thinker and member of the Old Right, a group of libertarian ideologists who were minarchist, anti-war, anti-imperialist, and (later) anti-New Dealers. In November 1944, Chodorov established a four-page monthly broadsheet called analysis, described as “an individualistic publication—the only one of its kind in America.” Attracting a modest subscriber base, […]

Fugitive Essays

Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov Compiled, Edited, and with an Introduction by Charles H. Hamilton INTRODUCTION Frank Chodorov was by temperament and experience skeptical of the intentions of politicians and intillectuals. They wanted to change the world.  And Chodorov never fired of pointing out the dangers of such obsessions: “When proponents say ‘let’s do something about it,’ they mean ‘let’s […]

Rise and Fall of Society

Foreword IT IS HARD to think of an age which, with less reason, has been more smugly self-satisfied than ours. The orthodoxies of the most solidly established high religious ages, founded as they were upon a belief in the transcendent sources of truth, have always been safeguarded by their very belief in the transcendent from the idolatry of man’s worship of […]