• Walter Block Quoted in ‘New Yorker’ Magazine

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    I am quoted in the New Yorker magazine on David Letterman and his blackmail case. If you want to see my publications on blackmail, here they are:

    Block, Walter. 2009. “Reply to Matt Mortellaro on “Block’s Paradox”: causation, responsibility, libertarian law, entrapment, threats and blackmail,” Libertarian Papers

    Block, Walter, Stephan Kinsella and Roy Whitehead. 2006. “The duty to defend advertising injuries caused by junk faxes: an analysis of privacy, spam, detection and blackmail.” Whittier Law Review, Vol., 27, No. 4, pp. 925-949

    Block, Walter. 2005. “Liberdade de Experssao, Discurso, Libelo, Difamacao, Chantagem, Incitamento.” Cultura Do Trabalho, vol. 9; ed., Lars Knorr. Porto Alegre, Brasil: Instituto de Estudos Empresariais

    Block, Walter. 2002-2003. “Berman on Blackmail: Taking Motives Fervently,” Florida State University Business Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 57-114

    Block, Walter. 2002. “Blackmail,” in Levenson, David, ed., Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers, 2002, pp. 118-120.

    Block, Walter. 2001. “The Logic of the Argument in Behalf of Legalizing Blackmail,” Bracton Law Journal, Vol. 33, pp. 56-80

    Block, Walter and Gary Anderson. 2001. “Blackmail, Extortion and Exchange,” New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 3-4, pp. 541-561

    Block, Walter. 2001. “Toward a Libertarian Theory of Blackmail,” Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter, pp. 55-88

    Block, Walter. 2000. “Blackmail is Private Justice,” University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 11-37

    Block, Walter. 2000. “Reply to Wexler: Libertarianism, Blackmail and Decency,” University of British Columbia Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 49-53

    Block, Walter. 2000. “Threats, Blackmail, Extortion and Robbery And Other Bad Things,” University of Tulsa Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, Winter, pp. 333-351;

    Block, Walter. Stephan Kinsella and Hans-Hermann Hoppe. 2000. “The Second Paradox of Blackmail,” Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 3, July, pp. 593-622

    Block, Walter. 2000. “The Legalization of Blackmail: A Reply to Professor Gordon,” Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 1182 1223;

    Block, Walter. 1999. “Blackmailing for Mutual Good: A Reply to Russell Hardin,” Vermont Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, Fall, pp. 121-141;

    Block, Walter. 1999. “The Crime of Blackmail: A Libertarian Critique,” Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer/Fall, pp. 3-10

    Block, Walter. 1999. “Replies to Levin and Kipnis on Blackmail,” Criminal Justice Ethics, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer/Fall, pp. 23-28

    Block, Walter. 1999. “Blackmail and Economic Analysis: Reply to Ginsburg and Shechtman,” Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, October, pp. 165-192

    Block, Walter and Robert W. McGee. 1999. “Blackmail as a Victimless Crime,” Bracton Law Journal, Vol. 31, pp. 24-48;

    Block, Walter and Robert W. McGee. 1999. “Blackmail from A to Z: A Reply to Joseph Isenbergh’s ‘Blackmail from A to C,’” Mercer Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 2, winter, pp. 569-601

    Block, Walter and Christopher E. Kent. 1999. “Blackmail,” Magill’s Legal Guide, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, p. 109.

    Block, Walter. 1998. “A Libertarian Theory of Blackmail: Reply to Leo Katz’s ‘Blackmail and Other Forms of Arm-Twisting,’” Irish Jurist, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 280-310

    Block, Walter. 1997. “The Case for De-Criminalizing Blackmail: A Reply to Lindgren and Campbell,” Western State University Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, spring, pp. 225-246

    Block, Walter. 1986. “Trading Money for Silence,” University of Hawaii Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring, pp. 57-73; reprinted as Block, Walter. 1987. “Trading Money for Silence?” Economic Imperialism: The Economic Approach Applied Outside the Traditional Areas of Economics, Peter Bernholz and Gerard Radnitzky, eds., New York: Paragon House, pp. 157-218;

    Block, Walter and David Gordon. 1985. “Blackmail, Extortion and Free Speech: A Reply to Posner, Epstein, Nozick and Lindgren,” Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, November, pp. 37-54;

    Block, Walter. 1973. “The Blackmailer as Hero: A ReplyThe Libertarian Forum, March, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 3-4

    Block, Walter. 1972. “The Blackmailer as HeroThe Libertarian Forum, December, Vol. 4, No. 10, pp. 3-4


    2:40 pm on October 12, 2009