Thursday, December 15, 2016

Individualism: A Reader

Individualism: A Reader

Individualism: A Reader, part of the Libertarianism.org Readers series, provides a wealth of illuminating essays from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. In 26 selections from 25 writers individualism is explained and defended, often from unusual perspectives.
The Libertarianism.org Readers series provides an introduction to the major ideas and thinkers in the libertarian tradition.
Individualism is one of most criticized and least understood ideas in social and political thought. Is individualism the ability to act independently amidst a web of social forces? A vital element of personal liberty and a shield against conformity? Does it lead to or away from unifying individuals with communities?
Individualism: A Reader provides a wealth of illuminating essays from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. In 26 selections from 25 writers individualism is explained and defended, often from unusual perspectives. This anthology includes not only selections from well-known writers, but also many lesser-known pieces—reprinted here for the first time—by philosophers, social theorists, and economists who have been overlooked in standard accounts of individualism. 
The depth and complexity of ideas about individualism are reflected in the six sections in this collection. The first examines individuality generally, with the following five detailing social, moral, political, religious, and economic individualism. Throughout, individualism is analyzed and defended through the lenses of classical liberalism, free-market libertarianism, individual anarchism, voluntary socialism, religious individualism, abolitionism, free thought, and radical feminism. 
Both richly historical and sharply contemporary, Individualism: A Reader provides a multitude of perspectives and insights on personal liberty and the history of freedom.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Political Philosophy: An Introduction

Political Philosophy: An Introduction

Most political debate is superficial. Just turn on cable news. Philosophy is for people who want to understand the deep questions. The goal of political philosophy is to determine the standards by which we judge different institutions good or bad, just or unjust.
Some people might think they don’t have much need of political philosophy: “Who case about wishy-washy obtuse notions of justice? I’m a pragmatist. I just want to know what works.” But this isn’t a way of avoiding political philosophy; it’s a way of being dogmatic about it. Before we can just do “what works,” we have to know what counts as working.
This book serves as an introduction to some of the major theories of justice, to the arguments philosophers have made for and against these theories, and, ultimately, to how to be more thoughtful and rigorous in your own thinking.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Science, Technology, and Government

Science, Technology, and Government

Murray N. Rothbard
In this brilliant monograph Rothbard deftly turns the tables on the supporters of big government and their mandate for control of research and development in all areas of the hard sciences.
Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)


Monday, September 12, 2016

The Most Dangerous Superstition

When someone looks out at the world and sees all manner of suffering and injustice, stretching back for thousands of years and continuing today, he invariably blames such problems on someone else's hatred, greed, or stupidity. Rarely will someone consider the possibility that his own belief system is the cause of the pain and suffering he sees around him.

But in most cases, it is.

The root cause of most of society's ills--the main source of man's inhumanity to man--is neither malice nor negligence, but a mere superstition--an unquestioned assumption which has been accepted on faith by nearly everyone, of all ages, races, religions, education and income levels. If people were to recognize that one belief for what it is--an utterly irrational, self-contradictory, and horribly destructive myth--most of the violence, oppression and injustice in the world would cease. But that will happen only when people dare to honestly and objectively re-examine their belief systems.

"The Most Dangerous Superstition" exposes the myth for what it is, showing how nearly everyone, as a result of one particular unquestioned assumption, is directly contributing to violence and oppression without even realizing it. If you imagine yourself to be a compassionate, peace-loving, civilized human being, you must read this book.



Monday, September 5, 2016

Omnipotent Government Part 3

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

  • Omnipotent Government by Ludwig von Mises
08/03/2016 Ludwig von Mises
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, Mises looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.
This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Omnipotent Government Part 2

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

  • Omnipotent Government by Ludwig von Mises
08/03/2016 Ludwig von Mises
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, Mises looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.
This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Omnipotent Government Part 1

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War

  • Omnipotent Government by Ludwig von Mises
08/03/2016 Ludwig von Mises
Omnipotent Government was published in 1944, when the battle against Nazism held the world’s attention. How had this terrible system gained power? Mises considers and rejects several explanations popular at the time he wrote, such as inherent defects in the German national character. Instead, Mises looks to the rise of a malignant ideology, which he terms etatism.
This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy Part 3

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy Part 3



12/30/2015Percy L. Greaves, Jr.

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy by Percy Greaves, Jr. (1906-1984), published for the first time in 2010, blows the top off a 70-year cover-up, reporting for the first time on long-suppressed interviews, documents, and corroborated evidence.
Greaves provides comprehensive coverage of the history of U.S. and Japanese relations, the actions of the Roosevelt administration, the attack and the response on the ground, the investigations and cover-ups that began almost immediately and continue to this day.
Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy Part 2

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy Part 2


12/30/2015Percy L. Greaves, Jr.
Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy by Percy Greaves, Jr. (1906-1984), published for the first time in 2010, blows the top off a 70-year cover-up, reporting for the first time on long-suppressed interviews, documents, and corroborated evidence.
Greaves provides comprehensive coverage of the history of U.S. and Japanese relations, the actions of the Roosevelt administration, the attack and the response on the ground, the investigations and cover-ups that began almost immediately and continue to this day.
Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy Part 1

Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy Part 1


12/30/2015Percy L. Greaves, Jr.
Pearl Harbor: The Seeds and Fruits of Infamy by Percy Greaves, Jr. (1906-1984), published for the first time in 2010, blows the top off a 70-year cover-up, reporting for the first time on long-suppressed interviews, documents, and corroborated evidence.
Greaves provides comprehensive coverage of the history of U.S. and Japanese relations, the actions of the Roosevelt administration, the attack and the response on the ground, the investigations and cover-ups that began almost immediately and continue to this day.
Narrated by Millian Quinteros. This audio book is made available through the generosity of Mr. Tyler Folger.