On Doing the Right Thing

This wonderful collection of essays by Albert Jay Nock, first published in 1928, includes his “Anarchist’s Progress,” “Thoughts on Revolution,” “The Decline of Conversation,” and other classics by this great American essayist and influential libertarian thinker. This book has been very difficult to find, but now appears in this special Mises Institute series. On Doing […]

Liberty: A Path to Its Recovery

F.A. Harper was a leader in the libertarian movement from the 1950s and onward. Here is his early manifesto (1949), in which he reveals a sophisticated understanding of free markets and freedom but had not yet, as he later did, come around completely to the Rothbardian view on the possibilities of society without the state. […]

Building Blocks for Liberty

Walter Block ranks among the most prolific and provocative libertarian thinkers in human history. This volume fills an important gap in his corpus of writing: a series of accessible articles on cutting edge topics. His research and writing on roads, education, labor, secession, drugs, and money fill the scholarly journals, but these reductions bring this […]

Anything That’s Peaceful: The Case for the Free Market

Review provided by The Mises Institute Leonard Read was a great spokesman for liberty, and an excellent teacher in the second half of the 20th century. Everyone agrees that this is his most inspired collection. It includes the essay later called “I, Pencil,” which is a masterful description of the workings of the division of […]

The Libertarian Paradox

July 25, 2013 by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. As libertarians attempt to persuade others of their position, they encounter an interesting paradox. On the one hand, the libertarian message is simple. It involves moral premises and intuitions that in principle are shared by virtually everyone, including children. Do not hurt anyone. Do not steal from anyone. […]

National Defense and Foreign Policy

Robert Poole is one of the founders of the Reason Foundation (which publishes Reason Magazine), and served as its president and CEO from 1978 to 2000. He is currently director of transportation policy at the Reason Foundation and frequently writes about issues related to privatization. In this video from a Libertarian International conference in 1984, […]

The Private Production of Defense

Review provided by The Mises Institute Hans Hoppe takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments. Here we have an important updating of an argument rarely made even in the […]

Libertarian Extraordinaire, Part 1

George H. Smith was formerly Senior Research Fellow for the Institute for Humane Studies, a lecturer on American History for Cato Summer Seminars, and Executive Editor of Knowledge Products. Smith’s fourth book, The System of Liberty, was recently published by Cambridge University Press. Smith begins his series on Thomas Hodgskin, one of the most remarkable, if […]