“Since, historically, social authority has produced authoritarian personalities mirroring the coercive society, we might reverse the process.”
“The twentieth century’s major political developments flow from the coercive nature of the state.”
Leonard Liggio described the ideologically-inspired, Romantic life of George Julian.
One of the most highly-regarded historians of 19th-century America gives his contribution to the Literature of Liberty.
“A free…society would inevitably perish unless [populated] by enough autonomous individuals who value risky freedom over the apparent comforts of tyranny.”
“Advocates of liberty should realize that in order to maximize their cause they must continually stress that non-violence is a key element to real liberty.”
Marina approaches the Revolution ‘from below.’
Liggio discusses George Mason and Daniel Morgan.
“Satan came among us in the guise of a Loco-Foco…[He] said much about the importance of a fixed standard of value…much about justice, and equity, and honesty.”
“Austin Tappan Wright was a man of ideas. Some of those ideas will worry libertarians…but Islandia contains a wealth of ideas worth thought.”
“The attack on death has not been organized properly, for the simple reason that we have not dared announce it as an over-all objective.”
Robert LeFevre on the long history of libertarianism.
Skousen reviews what may well be Rothbard’s most highly-praised work of professional history.
Riggenbach handles the mainstay and workhorse of modern fiction.
Part II of Riggenbach’s excellent review of fiction.
The great Jeff Riggenbach offers the first items in a wonderful series on fiction.
“This is as fair, sober, and measured an evaluation…of Beard, Villard, Flynn, Robert A.Taft (Senior), and Lawrence Dennis, as one is likely to see.”
Rothbard reviews a classic now more than a century old and as relevant as ever.