Radicals for Capitalism

Radicals for Capitalism
Title Radicals for Capitalism PDF eBook
Author Brian Doherty
Publisher Hachette UK
Pages 320
Release 2009-04-28
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0786731885

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On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism -- the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat -- has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement -- where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country. In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty traces the evolution of the movement through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders -- Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman -- and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. And by doing so, he provides a fascinating new perspective on American history -- from the New Deal through the culture wars of the 1960s to today's most divisive political issues. Neither an expos' nor a political polemic, this entertaining historical narrative will enlighten anyone interested in American politics.

Libertarian History

Libertarian History
Title Libertarian History PDF eBook
Author Lin Xun
Publisher No Pledge Publishing
Pages 380
Release 2016-07-24
Genre History
ISBN 153544326X

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Supermodel (that's her on the cover) and Superwriter Lin Xun bares all in this book about history and the never-ending fight for liberty. She exposes anti-freedom schemes, including these shockers: (1) that the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; (2) that the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute (via the military salute's use in the original Pledge of Allegiance) and; (3) Swastikas represented crossed "S" letter shapes for "socialist" under Hitler (three of the many astounding discoveries by avant-garde Political Scientist Dr. Rex Curry. The government calls Dr. Curry "the man who knows too much"). Each book is personally handled, wrapped, and mailed by Lin Xun (in the nude). Or by the publisher, depending on who's available. In this book, Lin spanks history's bottom, leaving red hand prints. Like a true patriot fashionista, she uses the flag as her own personal butt floss. The flag never objected. With a message from the socialist Kim Jong-un, the book "Libertarian History" introduces readers to Anarchaeology, Misanthropology, and the Socialist Crusades, the Latest Socialist Dark Age, and the Modern Socialist Inquisitions, which resulted in the Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part). Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and other socialists are exposed along with the influence of socialists in the United States upon those criminals. Author Lin Xun is part of the Pointer Institute for Media Studies, as well as the Dead Writer's Club ("DWC" -an author's group). Lin and the Pointer Institute provide remedial education to journalists about history, economics, government, and more. They untangle those twelve years of brainwashing that cripples news reporters. In their fight against media incompetency, the DWC joined with the Pointer Institute in 2016 to shut down the Tampa Tribune Newspaper. As part of the Dead Writers Club (DWC), Lin has collaborated with the authors Micky Barnetti and Matt Crypto. Another volume by the Dead Writers Club is "Drug Detection Dog Training -Libertarian Lawyers Fight Police State USA." It is also available where fine books are sold. Lin says: "Students in government schools (socialist schools) should not drink the Kool-Aid every morning." For those who have, Lin's book contains the antidote. In her star-spangled writing, Lin shows you how to save yourself from the cult of the omnipotent state! [dramatic musical flourish]

Realizing Freedom

Realizing Freedom
Title Realizing Freedom PDF eBook
Author Tom G. Palmer
Publisher Cato Institute
Pages 532
Release 2009-06-01
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1935308122

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Readers looking for a guide to classical liberal thought will benefit from this extensive and well-considered essay, compiled by a leading authority in the field. For more than 25 years, Tom Palmer has lived his life according to a very simple ideal: Liberty is for everyone. Academics debate the finer points of political theory, but liberty belongs to us all, and everyone can benefit from it. Realizing Freedom is a testament to that ideal. A tireless educator, Palmer has traveled the world to bring the message of freedom to people on every continent. At home, he’s been an incisive commentator on current affairs as well as an original thinker in political philosophy. The essays in this volume are drawn from two and a half decades of work, and they reflect the many levels on which Palmer has promoted individual liberty.

The Libertarian Mind

The Libertarian Mind
Title The Libertarian Mind PDF eBook
Author David Boaz
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 432
Release 2015-02-10
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1476752877

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A revised, updated, and retitled edition of David Boaz’s classic book Libertarianism: A Primer, which was praised as uniting “history, philosophy, economics and law—spiced with just the right anecdotes—to bring alive a vital tradition of American political thought that deserves to be honored today” (Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago). Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it’s growing stronger. Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses have pushed millions more Americans in a libertarian direction. Libertarianism: A Primer, by David Boaz, the longtime executive vice president of the Cato Institute, continues to be the best available guide to the history, ideas, and growth of this increasingly important political movement—and now it has been updated throughout and with a new title: The Libertarian Mind. Boaz has updated the book with new information on the threat of government surveillance; the policies that led up to and stemmed from the 2008 financial crisis; corruption in Washington; and the unsustainable welfare state. The Libertarian Mind is the ultimate resource for the current, burgeoning libertarian movement.


Title Anarchism PDF eBook
Author Robert Graham
Publisher Black Rose Books Ltd.
Pages 556
Release 2005
Genre History
ISBN 9781551643106

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Explores an elaborate genealogy of anti-authoritarian thought.

The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism

The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism
Title The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism PDF eBook
Author Ronald Hamowy
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 665
Release 2008-08-15
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1452266042

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As a continuation of the older tradition of classical liberalism, libertarian thinking draws on a rich body of thought and scholarship. Contemporary libertarian scholars are continuing that tradition by making substantial contributions to such fields as philosophy, jurisprudence, economics, evolutionary psychology, political theory, and history, in both academia and politics. With more than 300 A-to-Z signed entries written by top scholars, The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism is purposed to be a useful compilation of and introduction to libertarian scholarship. The Encyclopedia starts with an introductory essay offering an extensive historical and thematic overview of key thinkers, events, and publications in the development of libertarian thought. The Reader's Guide groups content for researchers and students alike, allowing them to study libertarianism topically, biographically, and by public policy issues. Key Features Entries conclude with bibliographies and references for further reading and cross-references to related entries. Each entry provides an introduction to a topic or policy question relevant to libertarianism or a biography of a person who has had an impact on libertarianism. Editors take special care to ensure entries clearly explain libertarian approaches to issues, do not take sides on disputed matters or engage in polemics, and represent the views of all sides fairly and accurately.

Democracy in Chains

Democracy in Chains
Title Democracy in Chains PDF eBook
Author Nancy MacLean
Publisher Penguin
Pages 385
Release 2017-06-13
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1101980982

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Winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for the National Book Award The Nation's "Most Valuable Book" “[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.”—The Atlantic “This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means for America's future, you should be.”—NPR An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, stop action on climate change, and alter the Constitution. Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect—the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan—and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority. In a brilliant and engrossing narrative, Nancy MacLean shows how Buchanan forged his ideas about government in a last gasp attempt to preserve the white elite’s power in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education. In response to the widening of American democracy, he developed a brilliant, if diabolical, plan to undermine the ability of the majority to use its numbers to level the playing field between the rich and powerful and the rest of us. Corporate donors and their right-wing foundations were only too eager to support Buchanan’s work in teaching others how to divide America into “makers” and “takers.” And when a multibillionaire on a messianic mission to rewrite the social contract of the modern world, Charles Koch, discovered Buchanan, he created a vast, relentless, and multi-armed machine to carry out Buchanan’s strategy. Without Buchanan's ideas and Koch's money, the libertarian right would not have succeeded in its stealth takeover of the Republican Party as a delivery mechanism. Now, with Mike Pence as Vice President, the cause has a longtime loyalist in the White House, not to mention a phalanx of Republicans in the House, the Senate, a majority of state governments, and the courts, all carrying out the plan. That plan includes harsher laws to undermine unions, privatizing everything from schools to health care and Social Security, and keeping as many of us as possible from voting. Based on ten years of unique research, Democracy in Chains tells a chilling story of right-wing academics and big money run amok. This revelatory work of scholarship is also a call to arms to protect the achievements of twentieth-century American self-government.