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The Libertarian Reader: Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao-tzu to Milton Friedman

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The first collection of seminal writings on a movement that is rapidly changing the face of American politics, The Libertarian Reader links some of the most fertile minds of our time to a centuries-old commitment to freedom, self-determination, and opposition to intrusive government. A movement that today counts among its supporters Steve Forbes, Nat Hentoff, and P.J. O'Rourke, libertarianism joins a continuous thread of political reason running throughout history.

Writing in 1995 about the large numbers of Americans who say they'd welcome a third party, David Broder of The Washington Post commented, "The distinguishing characteristic of these potential independent voters—aside from their disillusionment with Washington politicians of both parties—is their libertarian streak. They are skeptical of the Democrats because they identify them with big government. They are wary of the Republicans because of the growing influence within the GOP of the religious right."

In The Libertarian Reader, David Boaz has gathered the writers and works that represent the building blocks of libertarianism. These individuals have spoken out for the basic freedoms that have made possible the flowering of spiritual, moral, and economic life. For all independent thinkers, this unique sourcebook will stand as a classic reference for years to come, and a reminder that libertarianism is one of our oldest and most venerable American traditions.

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The first collection of seminal writings on a movement that is rapidly changing the face of American politics, The Libertarian Reader links some of the most fertile minds of our time to a centuries-old commitment to freedom, self-determination, and opposition to intrusive government. From John Locke and Thomas Jefferson to Mary Wollstonecraft, H. L. Mencken, and Ayn Rand, David Boaz has gathered writings that represent the building blocks of libertarianism in a unique sourcebook that will stand as a classic reference for years to come.

About the Author

David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute. He is the author of Libertarianism: A Primer (an updated edition to be released in 2015 called The Libertarian Mind), and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in the Washington, DC, area.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684847672
Subtitle:
Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao Tzu to Milton Friedman
Editor:
Boaz, David
Editor:
Boaz, David
Author:
Boaz, David
Author:
Friedman, Milton
Author:
Lao-Tzu
Author:
Lao-Tzu
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Libertarianism
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 29.435 oz

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