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The Flight of the Barbarous Relic  
"Virtually everything every American needs to know about the Federal Reserve, fiat-money central banking, and monetary history" in novel form.

Demagogue's Survival Guide
Since you're in politics, you're seeking legally coercive control...

State Treachery
... a strong distrust of government is indigenous to the American character.

 

                                 

 

 

Many of the books listed here or in the links are not libertarian in outlook.  This is especially true of the history section.  Still, I recommend them because the authors do a capable and often fascinating job of presenting their subject matter.

These lists are forever growing and are in an early stage of development.

Iíve put together a starter set in each category for people who are interested in reading but donít know where to begin. I know Iím missing some gems.  If you have some strong recommendations, please shoot me an email.

George Smith

Economics

Economics is the study of acting man with respect to how he provides for his wants and needs in a world of scarce resources. 

Starter set:

Economics in One Lesson -- by Henry Hazlitt

Planning for Freedom, by Ludwig von Mises

What Has Government Done to Our Money?, by Murray N. Rothbard

More--

History

History is a search for explanation in past events.

Almost everyone has heard of Santayanaís observation that those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.  Yet people emerge from schooling with little idea of what happened in the countryís past.  Demagogues love ignorant voters.

Starter set:

The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War -- by Thomas J. Dilorenzo

Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel

Patriots -- by A. J. Langguth

The Winter Soldiers: The Battles for Trenton and Princeton by Richard M. Ketchum

The American Revolution, Bruce Lancaster, J. H. Plumb, Richard M. Ketchum (Introduction)

More--

Politics

Politics is the study of the manner in which people seek legitimacy in coercing others.

Starter set:

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The Roosevelt Myth by John T. Flynn

Selected Essays in Political Economy by Frederic Bastiat

1984 by George Orwell

More--

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Other Interesting Sites

Wikileaks Mirrors

Ron Paul's
Campaign for Liberty

Strike the Root

Classics of Libertarian Thought

BK's FED Economics Portal

Greenspan's 1966 "Gold and Economic Freedom"

Ludwig von Mises Institute

"V" for Vendetta

                                       

 

 

 

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 George F. Smith