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libertarian fiction

In the last few weeks I've read a few of the more famous "libertarian fiction" works—Henry Hazlitt's Time Will Run Back , and Garet Garrett's The Cinder Buggy and The Driver . Hazlitt may have been a good writer, but he had...
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robber barons?

Just finished reading Burton Folson's The Myth of the Robber Barons . It's a quick read (the third edition comes to 134 pages outside of notes), and contains the eye-opening stories of true capitalists like Vanderbilt , Hill , and Rockefeller...
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their main interest is liberty

Today I was reminded of a great quote from Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative . Last time I discussed the book I was rather negative, but as far as 20th century politicians go, Goldwater was near the top. The following might convince you...

the moon is down

From which author do the following words come? You killed six men when you came in. Under our law you are guilty of murder, all of you. Why do you go into this nonsense of law, Colonel? There is no law between you and us. This is war. Don't you know...
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the right to be unhappy

You know it's a popular dystopian novel, up there with 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 . You may have skimmed it in high school, but have you actually read and digested Huxley's Brave New World ? Huxley wrote it in response to H. G. Wells's absurdly...
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conflicted conscience

Barry Goldwater's The Conscience of a Conservative is, sadly, just another politician's manifesto, making sweeping statements in support of individual rights in one breath and in the next sacrificing them at the altar of government. He believes...