Smith begins his series on Roy A. Childs, Jr., with the impact Childs’s anarchism had on his own thinking.
The purpose of these Excursions is to explore the fascinating and complex history of libertarian ideas. Over four decades of reading, writing, and lecturing on the history of libertarianism have taught Smith an important lesson, namely, that the theories of some early libertarian thinkers were sometimes better and more sophisticated than the theories we take for granted today.
Robert LeFevre was an American businessman, radio personality, and libertarian theorist. LeFevre was the founder of the Freedom School, an institution designed to educate people about libertarian philosophy and free market economics.
Smith discusses the influence of Robert LeFevre on the developing anarchism of Roy A. Childs, Jr.
George H. Smith turns to what may be Roy Childs’s most recognized role in the libertarian movement: book reviewer.