Roy A. Childs, Jr.

Roy A. Childs, Jr., was an essayist, lecturer, and critic.  He first came to prominence in the libertarian movement with his 1969 “Open Letter to Ayn Rand,” and he quickly established himself as a major thinker within the libertarian tradition.  Childs edited Libertarian Review from 1977 to 1981 and was a Cato Institute scholar from 1982 to 1984. He wrote and edited hundreds of book reviews for Laissez Faire Books from 1984 until his death in 1992. Some of his essays were collected in Liberty against Power, published by Fox & Wilkes.

Free Thoughts

The Legacy of Roy A. Childs, Jr.

featuring George H. Smith, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on Nov 6, 2015

George H. Smith joins us for a discussion on the life of his friend and colleague, Roy A. Childs, Jr.

Video Collection

Roy A. Childs, Jr.: The Radical Libertarian Vision

featuring Roy A. Childs, Jr. on Apr 11, 1981

In this talk, Roy Childs speaks about the principles of the libertarian philosophy, focusing on what sets it apart from the left and right in the United States.