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Democracy: The God That Failed Part 1

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  TAGS   World History Other Schools of Thought Philosophy and Methodology Political Theory   Hans-Hermann Hoppe   This book is a systematic treatment of the historic transformation of the West from limited monarchy to unlimited democracy. Revisionist in nature, it reaches the conclusion that monarchy, with all its failings, is a lesser evil than mass democracy, but outlines deficiencies in both as systems of guarding liberty.  Narrated by Paul Strikwerda.  Download audio file   READ MORE

Defending the Undefendable 2

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  TAGS   Free Markets   Monopoly and Competition   Subjectivism   Walter Block The true test of our commitment to personal liberty doesn't come when we permit others to engage in those peaceable, voluntary acts with which we agree. It comes when we permit others to engage in peaceable, voluntary acts we find offensive. Walter Block's  Defending the Undefendable II  contains thirty chapters defending behavior that is probably offensive to most Americans, and many that are downright illegal.  This book features a foreword by Ron Paul. Narrated by Patrick Smith. Download audio file   READ MORE

Conceived in Liberty, Volume 5: The New Republic: 1784–1791

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 TAGS    U.S. History   History of the Austrian School of Economics   Political Theory   Murray N. Rothbard   The fifth volume of  Conceived in Liberty  highlights the most important battle of the American project — one that continues to this day — the conflict between those who want to centralize power, and those who choose to stand to defend the American heritage of liberty.  This book features a foreword by Judge Andrew Napolitano, a preface by Dr. Thomas E. Woods, and an introduction by Dr. Patrick Newman. Narrated by Millian Quinteros.  Author:  Murray N. Rothbard   Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a fervent commitment to individual liberty. Download audio file   READ MORE

A Theory of Socialism and Capitalism

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TAGS    Calculation and Knowledge   Interventionism   Political Theory   Hans-Hermann Hoppe 's first treatise in English — actually his first book in English — and the one that put him on the map as a social thinker and economist to watch. He argued that there are only two possible archetypes in economic affairs: socialism and capitalism. All systems are combinations of those two types. The capitalist model he defines as pure protection of private property, free association, and exchange — no exceptions. All deviations from that ideal are species of socialism, with public ownership and interference with trade. Narrated by Jim Vann. Download audio file   READ MORE

The Private Production of Defense

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TAGS   War and Foreign Policy   Political Theory   Hans-Hermann Hoppe  takes on the most difficult subject in economic and political theory: the provision of security. He argues that the service is better provided by free markets than government, while addressing a hundred counter-arguments. Here we have an important updating of an argument rarely made even in the libertarian tradition. Narrated by Jim Vann. Download audio file   READ MORE

The Myth of National Defense Part 2

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 TAGS   War and Foreign Policy   Interventionism   Monopoly and Competition   Political Theory   Hans-Hermann Hoppe  Need the state to provide national defense? Think again, and get ready for a wild intellectual ride. With eleven chapters by top libertarian scholars on all aspects of defense, this book edited by Hans-Hermann Hoppe represents an ambitious attempt to extend the idea of free enterprise to the provision of security services.  Narrated by George Pickering.   Download audio file   READ MORE