The Philosophy of Ownership

by Robert LeFevre Review provided by The Mises Institute The significance of property ownership has rarely been fully appreciated, writes Robert LeFevre. He proceeds to present the entire libertarian case for private ownership, with his characteristic clarity of exposition. He makes what is a radically hard-core case for the absolute integrity of self ownership and property […]

The Wisdom of Bob LeFevre

[Author’s Note: The following article was written in September 2012 as an Introduction to the e-book version of Robert LeFevre’s THE NATURE OF MAN AND HIS GOVERNMENT.] by Carl Watner At the outset, I must admit some personal bias. My intellectual acquaintance with Bob LeFevre goes back at least as far as January 1972, when I first […]

This Bread is Mine

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The most remarkable thing in the world is the individual human being. No possible combination of human beings is quite so unique or so fascinating as the nature and characteristics of ONE SINGLE PERSON. For a number of centuries, scholars have interested themselves in the group activities of human beings. The result is an over-emphasis on groups and […]

The Nature of Man and His Government

by Robert LeFevre Here is Robert LeFevre’s classic argument (1959) for a purely free society, the essay that made him a leading, if controversial, spokesman for the libertarian position on government and society in the 2nd half of the twentieth century. He argues that government is in its essence a violation of rights, one that makes life […]