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Liberty and the American Revolution

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1979

“Since 1950…the intellectual history of the Revolution has come to center stage.”

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American Libertarians

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Sep 1, 1979

“The most consistent version of right libertarianism was developed by Benjamin Tucker and the circle of writers around Liberty.”

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Market Protection of Property Rights

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“The absence of formal government did not result in the western frontier of the United States being as wild as legend has it.”

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U.S. Foreign Policy and Latin America

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“When Argentina did not accept American terms, the Navy’s “white squadron” of New Cruisers were readied to visit the Rio Plata.”

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Reform, Progressives, and Empire

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“The Progressive Era and World War I set precedents for entwining social reform and war.”

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Imperialism and War Technology

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“While motives are, of course, important, technology, the means by which the Europeans conquered such vast areas so rapidly, is also significant.”

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Atomic Warfare and Human Suffering

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“Even among those not directly injured, life was made unbearable by the complete destruction of facilities of every kind.”

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Corporations: A Contractual Program

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“In the United States…the custom [by the mid-1840s] was for automatic incorporation, turning the process into one in which the state had no independent role.”

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O’Connell, Anti-Slavery, and Freedom

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“O’Connell stood steadfast in his commitment to abolish human slavery even when it undermined his lifelong ambition to achieve home rule for Ireland.”

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Ideology and Classes

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Dec 1, 1979

“The authors reject the idea of a monistic dominant ideology in late capitalism.”

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Samuel Gorton: Antinomian Radical

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1980

“Gorton returned to America and War-wick, bringing with him the radical unrest of the English Civil War.”

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Priestly and Liberty

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1980

“Priestley died in Pennsylvania in 1804, having throughout his life professed freedom in science, religion, and politics.”

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Hobbes’ Leviathan: Family and State

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1980

“Hobbes saw the nature of man as a selfishly individualistic animal at constant war with all other men.”

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Rousseau’s Anti-feminism

by Literature of Liberty Reviewer on Mar 1, 1980

“Rousseau neglects to recognize how women have been warped and limited by [their respective] socialization and cultural context[s].”