“Although the nation is sometimes shocked by police brutality…there are even more powerful forces among the enemies of the American people.”
“If we ever lose our liberties to a Fascist movement, led by the imposters of patriotism, it will be because in addition to men they also have guns.”
“Those who realize that human life loses all value when liberty is denied the individual must…work and fight to preserve the old and gain even greater freedom.”
“Unlike apartheid and socialism, free enterprise would [allow people] to choose where to live…how to spend their money[, what to] read, and where to worship.”
“In the process of instituting bold economic reform, the government would (a) make outside sanctions almost irrelevant and (b) set all South Africans free.”
“Trying to improve the government school system in the 1990s is like a great national effort to improve horses in the 1890s.”
“If we ponder the history of compulsory education…it may well seem that the Klan and the ‘liberal’ educational reformers were not so far apart after all.”
“A new system of education should no longer function as a midwife to the state and to its concept of the citizen.”
“To prize as an economic advantage the arrangements which produce them is not realism, but romance. It is to wear [a mill-stone as a talisman].”
Societies “convinced that inequality is an evil need not be alarmed because [it] cannot wholly be subdued…Recognizing the poison[, they have] an antidote.”
“Power over the public is public power,” even when “private persons are permitted to buy and sell, own and bequeath it, as they deem most profitable.”
Carl Bode reviews Hobson’s Serpent in Eden.
Allen Brownfeld reviews two novels by Eric Hoffer and one biography of the writer.
Roy Childs finds the most formidable of neo-conservative intellectuals “at once exciting and disturbing.”
Science-Fiction, Liberty, and “Ambiguous Utopia”
“Together, guilt and justice form a “two-headed dragon” that, in our culture, constitutes one of the most potent enemies of individual freedom.”
“I think it ill behooves libertarians to hold any idee fixe [preventing] the evaluation of any man for what he actually is [or may become].”
Hazlitt breaks down the debate on gold-as-money.