no particular order, here are my top eleven books of the year:
Rights and the Union: Imperium and Imperio, 1776-1877.
McDonald again shows himself to be the premier constitutional historian
of our era in this much-needed and masterful book.
Enemy of the State: The Life of Murray N. Rothbard. A brisk
and affectionately informed biography.
in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession.
Adams's revisionist verve sheds light on several aspects of America's
Ten Things You Can't Say in America. Elder takes on white
condescension, out-of-wedlock births, and other taboo topics.
Lynch, editor, After
Prohibition: An Adult Approach to Drug Policies in the 21st
Century. End the Cromwellian crusade!
the Race: Black Self-Sabotage in America. A cogent plea
to end the caste-mentality.
Reed, Jr. Class
Notes: Posing as Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene.
Reed examines the programmatic desiccation and ideological inanity
of the contemporary Left. (Reed's a vigorous leftist involved with
the Labor Party, by the way.)
Pilon, editor, The
Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton. You know something's
up when the President of the ACLU and conservatives find consensus.
(Also see at www.Cato.org Gene Healy's recent u201CArrogance
of Power: The Imperial Presidency and Foreign Policy in the Clinton
Murray and John F. Callahan, editors, Trading
Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray.
Two class acts exchange aesthetic sentiments and others.
10) Jim Powell, The
Triumph of Liberty: A 2000 Year History Told through the Lives of
Freedom's Greatest Champions. A remarkable tome.
11) Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.,
Irrepressible Rothbard: The Rothbard-Rockwell Report Essays of Murray
N. Rothbard. The libertarian's libertarian covering everything
from Bobby Fischer and Bosnia to Mario Cuomo and the Caucasus.
Kantor lives in Boynton Beach, Florida.