The Libertarian Review

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Once again the Mises Institute has performed a heroic task.  This time, by publishing on-line, The Libertarian Review.  In 1972, when I was a young college student just becoming aware of libertarianism, free market economics, and the study of politics and history, one of the most important influences upon me was Books for Libertarians (latter called Libertarian Review).  Each month when I received this wonderful publication I read it cover to cover.  Originally it was simply a newsletter containing excellent book reviews of titles of interest to libertarians, and a book service to purchase these books.  A whole world of authors and books of which I had never heard of before was opened to me.  Later it was expanded into a full magazine with a variety of editorial feature sections on news and topical issues of the day.  The books service aspect is long gone (replaced by Amazon.com, etc.).  But those magnificent reviews are preserved and still enlightening to read —  of fabulous books by such authors as Murray N. Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F. A. Hayek, Frederic Bastiat, Gary North, Antony C. Sutton, Arthur A. Ekirch, James J. Martin, John Hospers, Lord Acton, Tibor Machan, Frank Chodorov, Albert Jay Nock, H. L. Mencken, Lysander Spooner, Harry Elmer Barnes, Ayn Rand, Nathaniel Branden, Jerome Tuccille, and Thomas Szasz.

10:24 am on July 22, 2009