Libertarian Thought

       Murray Rothbard.  "Myth and Truth About Libertarianism.  In a presentation in April, 1979, Rothbard identifies and rebuts six myths about libertarians.  Posted at Lew Rockwell's website.

       Murray Rothbard.  "War, Peace, and the State."  Written about 1963.  This link is to the Lew Rockwell website, which re-posted it in December, 2011.  Notable for establishing the "fundamental axiom of libertarian theory,"  which is that "no one may threaten or commit violence ("aggress") against another man's person or property. Violence may be employed only against the man who commits such violence; that is, only defensively against the aggressive violence of another."

     Robert Wenzel's 30-day Reading List to help someone become a knowledgeable libertarian. (July 16, 2012) 

     The Law.  Frederic Bastiat's classic essay, available as a PDF download from the Foundation for Economic Education.  I found it helpful in understanding that tariffs, as well as slavery, were bad political practice since they violated natural law.  It has been a couple of years since I read this, and I forget things, but it was eye-opening about the nature of political problems in the US, especially in the first half of the 19th century.  (July 16, 2012)

     Libertarianism 101.  Article posted by James Edward Nelson, editor of the Rutherford Times blog.  (July 16, 2012) 

     What Happened to the Libertarian Party?  David Nolan, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party, interviewed by Lew Rockwell.  Nolan, the inventor of the "Nolan Chart," expresses concern that the LP has become institutionalized and stagnant.  He calls for the LP to "re-radicalize."(15-minute interview published at LRC December 16, 2008.)

     Libertarian Party website.  Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is the 2012 candidate for President.

     [Lysander] Spooner's Fiery Attack on Lincolnite Hypocrisy.  Article by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, November 2004.   

Page most recently updated July 16, 2012.

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