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 selection of books to take readers beyond the basics of libertarianism and into the philosophy and economics that provide its foundations.
Miles Pope discusses his perspective and philosphical interests.
A guide to books on the history of liberty and libertarianism.
A guide to the books and essays containing the most powerful arguments against libertarianism.
An Introduction to Libertarianism.org.
A list of some of the biographical essays at libertarianism.org.
Sam Harris’s book represents a dangerous mode of thinking echoing early Progressivism. Libertarians should be deeply concerned by Harris’s take on morality.
Powell discusses the importance of judging a bill not by its intentions or its name, but by its effects.