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Tag: Book Review
  • Book Review: Wendy McElroy’s “The Art of Being Free”

    Wendy McElroy’s new book, The Art of Being Free, is a marvelous and intimate collection of thoughts on the state of freedom in our world. McElroy’s name is at once both ubiquitous and unknown in the world of libertarianism. She has written multiple books (including Freedom, Feminism, and the State and The Reasonable Woman: A …

  • Pipes Destroys Statist “History”

    Richard Pipes’ eighty-four page book Three “Whys” of the Russian Revolution — based on a series of lectures delivered at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna in 1995 — is a controversial work that reveals much about the early years of the Soviet Union, disproving a number of popular statist notions of Soviet history.  The book …

  • Book Review: The Invisible Heart

    Capitalism involves struggle, but it has an invisible heart beating at its core that transforms people’s lives. If you give it the chance. Look at the full picture and you get a very different perspective. ~ The Invisible Heart, by Russell Roberts Do homeless people have the right to use the money given to them …

  • Book Recommendation for Liberty Activism Handbook

    This week I have just finished reading Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, and I cannot stress enough how enlightening this book is.  The book starts off with author Naomi Wolf discussing intrusions on our rights in the US and around the world, and how our founders would have seen our situation. Wolf …

  • The Declaration of Independents Review

    Via the #rationalinterest blog. The new book from Reason Magazine editor Matt Welch and Reason.tv editor Nick Gillespie is titled The Declaration of Independents. Welch and Gillespie point out, with well documented examples and sharp wit, that which we should all come to realize: Outside of government, we are free to shape our lives as …

  • Grapes of Wrath and Great Depression Myths

    When reading Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, one is painted a picture of corporate abuses over helpless people who are finally saved after years of struggle by the government. Steinbeck blames banks and the invention of the tractor and other machinery for displacing thousands of “Okies” who were no longer needed to attend to …

  • Book Review: Not One More Death

    I recently visited a locally-run book store in Western New York, where I happened upon a small volume entitled Not One More Death.  A collection of six essays, the book’s list of authors includes musician Brian Eno, who recently worked on the new Coldplay album, and Nobel Prize winning author Harold Pinter, as well as …