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Roy A. Childs, Jr.

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic.  He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition.  Childs edited Libertarian Review from 1977 to 1981 and was a Cato Institute scholar from 1982 to 1984. He wrote and edited hundreds of book reviews for Laissez Faire Books from 1984 until his death in 1992. Some of his essays were collected in Liberty against Power, published by Fox & Wilkes.

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The Crisis of Big Government

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. October 1977

“We alone have the wisdom and honesty to…declare that the only way to reduce the size of government is to cut back on its functions.”

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Credo

by Roy A. Childs, Jr. July 1977

“In a world of cynics and pessimists, we are optimists: we believe that Liberty is a standard to which all can repair.”