The eight books on this list offer a thorough but accessible introduction to libertarianism.
Aaron Ross Powell
Aaron Ross Powell is Director and Editor of Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. Libertarianism.org presents introductory material as well as new scholarship related to libertarian philosophy, theory, and history. He is also co-host of Libertarianism.org’s popular podcast, Free Thoughts. His writing has appeared in Liberty and The Cato Journal. He earned a JD from the University of Denver.
A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.
A guide to books on the history of liberty and libertarianism.
Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.
The virtue of humility is found in recognizing our limits—and that humility ought to make us libertarians.
A selection of books to take readers beyond the basics of libertarianism and into the philosophy and economics that provide its foundations.