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Marijuana Freedom is the Issue

by Jeff Riggenbach on Jul 1, 1980

“Only one serious, major candidate for President in this election year…is also unequivocally in favor of total marijuana decriminalization.”

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Editorial: 18th Century English Radicalism

by Leonard P. Liggio on Jun 1, 1980

“For eighteenth-century radical thought, in addition to commerce and history, there was an important role given to religion and science.”

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Slavery

by Various Authors on Dec 2, 1978

Literature of Liberty reviews a slew of major historians’ recent studies of a subject far too often neglected in libertarian circles.

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Equality, Power, and Values

by Rick Tilman in 1978

Tilman examines the possibilities of a New Left-Libertarian convergence, and finds the prospects lacking.

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A Festschrift of Insults

by Tom G. Palmer on Mar 1, 1978

“Republication of the Schimpflexicon is a fitting tribute, a festschrift which Mencken would have welcomed.”

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A Founding Father’s Library

by Forrest McDonald in 1978

Historian Forrest McDonald exhaustively details what the Founders were reading.

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The Twelve-Year Sentence: Introduction

by David Boaz, William Rickenbacker, and Benjamin Rogge in 1974

“Trying to improve the government school system in the 1990s is like a great national effort to improve horses in the 1890s.”

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You Can’t Do That!: Liberty or Law

by George Seldes in 1938

“The insidious forces which produce inequality and destroy liberty are the subject of a large part of this volume.”

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Give Me Liberty

by Rose Wilder Lane in 1936

Lane compares socialism to individualism and shows out the latter is the only path to upholding freedom.