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Suggested Readings from the Libertarian Party, U.S.A.(1994)


(*) indicates introductory non-fiction works

Introductory Politics
Frederic Bastiat, The Law (*)
David Bergland, Libertarianism in One Lesson (*)
David Bergland, America's Libertarian Heritage (*)
Maurice Cranston, What Are Human Rights? (*)
Ganet Garrett, The People's Pottage (*)
F. A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (*)
Rose Wilder Lane, The Discovery of Freedom (*)
H. L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy (*)
P. J. O'Rourke, A Parliament of Whores (*)
C. Northcote Peterson, The Law and the Profits (*)
Isabel B. Paterson, God of the Machine (*)
Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (*)
Leonard Read, Anything That's PeacefuI(*)
Robert Ringer, Restoring the American Dream (*)
Murray Rothbard, For a New Liberty (*)

Classics of Political Thought Before the 20th Century
Lord Acton, Essays on Freedom & Power
Benjamin Constant, The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns
Auberon Herbert, The Right & Wrong of Compulsion by the State
Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Limits of State Action
Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence (*)
John Locke, Two Treatises of Government
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (*)
John Milton, Areopagitica
Tom Paine, The Rights of Man
Herbert Spencer, Social Statics
Herbert Spencer, Man vs. the State (*)
Lysander Spooner, No Treason
Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience (*)

20th-Century Classics of Political Thought
Isaiah Berlin, Four Essays on Liberty
James M. Buchanan & Gordon Tullock, The Calculus of Consent
F. A. Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty
Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism
Albert Jay Nock, Our Enemy the State (*)
Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (*)
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, & Utopia
Karl R. Popper, The Open Society & Its Enemies
Murray N. Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty

Economics, Economic History & Economic Policy
D. T. Armentano, Antitrust Policy: The Case for Repeal
Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms (*)
P. T. Bauer, Dissent on Development
James Bovard, The Farm Fiasco
Milton Friedman, Free to Choose (*)
Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
F. A. Hayek, Ed., Capitalism & the Historians
Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Leseon (*)
George W. Hilton, Federal Transit Subsidies
George W. Hilton, Amtrak
Gabriel Kolko, The Triumph of Conservatism
Ludwig von Mises, Human Action
Ludwig von Mises, Planning for Freedom (*)
Llewellyn Rockwell, Ed., The Free Market Reader (*)
Llewellyn Rockwell, Ed., Economics of Liberty (*)
Murray Rothbard, Man, Economy & State
Murray Rothbard, Power & Market
Murray Rothbard, What Has Government Done to Our Money? (*)
Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations
Michael A. Walker, Ed., Rent Control: A Popular Paradox<

Privatization
Randall Fitzgerald, When Government Goes Private
Robert W. Poole Jr., Cutting Back City Hall (*)

History of Economic Thought
Alejandro A. Chafuen, Christians for Freedom: Late Scholastic Economics
Israel Kirzner, The Economic Point of View
Tod G. Buchholz, New Ideas from Dead Economists (*)

Why Marxism & Socialism Are Wrong
M. M. Bober, Karl Marx's Interpretation of History
David Conway, A Farewell to Marx (*)
Lesek Kolakowski, Main Currents of Marxism
Tibor R. Machan, Ed., The Main Debate
Ludwig von Mises, Theory and History
Karl R. Popper, The Poverty of Historicism
J. L. Talmon, The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy
J. L. Talmon, Political Messianism
Robert C. Tucker, The Marxian Revolutionary Idea
Robert C. Tucker, Philosophy & Myth in Karl Marx

What's Wrong with Socialist Economics
Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk, Karl Marx and the Close of His System
Henry Hazlitt, Time Will Run Back (*)
Trygve Hoff, Economic Calculation in the Soclialist Society
Ludwig von Mises, Socialism
Paul Craig Roberts & Matthew A. Stephenson, Marx's Theory of Exchange, Alienation & Crisis

Foreign Trade
Jagdish Bhagwati, Protectionism
James Bovard, The Fair Trade Fraud
Henry George, Protection or Free Trade
Joan Kennedy Taylor, Ed., Free Trade: The Necessary Foundation
for World Peace (*)

Foreign Policy and National Defense
Steven E. Ambrose, Rise to Gobalsm: American Foreign Policy
Since 1938 (*)
James Bamford, The Puzzle Palace
Ted Galen Carpenter, Ed., America Entangled: The Persian Gulf Crisis & its Consequences
Theodore Draper, A Very Thin Line: The Iran Contra Affairs
Fred Kaplan, The Wizards of Armageddon
Jonathan Kwitny, Endless Enemies
Seymour Melman, The Permanent War Economy
Jonn Prados, Presidents' Secret Wars

America and American History
Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
Robert A. Caro, The Power Broker: Robert Moses & the Fall of New York
Robert A. Caro, The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Arthur A. Ekrich Jr., The Decline of American Liberalism (*)
Paul Fussell, Wartime
Robert Higgs, Crisis & Leviathan
Murray N. Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty
Thomas Sowell, Ethnic America
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Perspectives on the World and People
Paul Johnson, Modern Times: The World from the Twenties
to the Nineties (*)
Francis Kendall & Leon Louw, After Apartheid: The Solution
for South Africa
Thomas Gale Moore, Privatization Now or Else
Walter Williams, South Africa's War Against Capitalism

Social Policy
Walter Block, Defending the Undefendable (*)
Clint Bolick, Unfinished Business: A Civil Rights Strategy for America's Third Century
Clint Bolick, Changing Course: Civil Rights at the Crossroads
Henry Hazlitt, The Conquest of Poverty (*)
Michael Levin, Feminism & Freedom
Wendy McElroy, Ed., Freedom, Feminism & the State
Charles Murray, Losing Ground: American Social Policy, 1950-1980
Charles Murray, In Pursuit of Happiness & Good Government
Ellen Frankel Paul, Equity & Gender: The Comparable Worth Debate
Joseph Peden & Fred Glahe, Eds., The American Family & the State
Helmut Schoeck, Envy
Julian L. Simon, The Ultimate Resource
Julian L. Simon, The Economic Consequences of Immigration
Thomas Sowell, Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality?
Thomas Sowell, The Economics of Race
William Graham Sumner, What Social Classes Owe to Each Other (*)
William Tucker, The Excluded Americans: Homelessness & Housing Policies
Gordon Tullock, Wefare for the Well-To-Do (*)
Walter Williams, The Sate Against Blacks (*)
S. David Young, The Rule of Experts: Occupational Licensing
in America

Drug Policy
David Boaz, Ed., The Crisis in Drug Prohibition (*)
Ronald Hamowy, Ed., Dealing wIth Drugs
Melvin B Krauss & Edward R Lazear, Eds., Searching for Alternatives
Thomas S. Szasz, Ceremonial Chemistry
Steven Wisotsky, Beyond the War on Drugs

Education
John E. Chubb & Terry M. Moe, Politics, Markets & American Schools
Myron Lieberman, Beyond Public Education

Health Care
John C. Goodman, Twenty Myths About National Health Insurance (*)
Ronald Hamowy, Canadian Medicine
Sam Pelzman, Regulation of Pharmaceutical Innovation

Land Use & The Human Environment
Terry Anderson & Donald R. Leal, Free Market Environmentalism (*)
Walter Block, Ed., Economics & the Environment: A Reconciliation
Bemard Siegan, Land Use Without Zoning
Richard L. Stroup & John Baden, Natural Resources

Law and Legal History
Clint Bolick, Grass-Roots Tyranny
David Bumham, A Law Unto Itself: Power, Politics & the IRS
Jonathan Emord, Freedom, Technology, & the First Amendment
Richard A. Epstein, Takings: Private Property & the Power of Eminent Domain
Richard A. Epstein, A Theory of Strict Liability
Richard A. Epstein, Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws
Henry Mark Holzer, Sweet Land of Liberty (*)
Harry Kalven, Jr., A Worthy Tradition: Freedom of Speech in America
Stephen Macedo, The New Right Versus the Constitution
Felix Morley, Freedom & Federalism
Roger Pilon, Ed., Flag-Burning, DIscrimination & the Right to Do Wrong: Two Debates
Lysander Spooner, An Essay on the Trial by Jury
Ralph K. Winter, Jr. & John R. Bolton, Campaign Finance & Political Freedom

Religion
Walter Block, The U. S. Bishops & their Critics
Walter Block & Irving Hexham, Eds., Religion, Economics, & Social Thought
Walter Block, Geoffrey Brennan, & Kenneth Elzinga, Eds., Morality of the Market
Walter Block & Donald E. Shaw, Eds., Theology, Third World Development & EconomIc Justice
Leonard W. Levy, The Establishment Clause: Religion and the First Amendment
Ronald Nash, Poverty and Wealth: The Christian Debate over Capitalism (*)
Ed Nelson & James Singleton, Lessons from Louisville
Michael Novak, Free Persons & the Common Good

Right to Bear Arms
Stephen P. HaIbrook, That Every Man Be Armed
Stephen P. HaIbrook, A Right to Bear Arms
Don B. Kates Jr., Ed., Restricting Handguns (*)
Don B. Kates Jr., Ed., Firearms & Violence
Gary Kleck, Point Blank: Guns & Violence in America

Social Change
Timothy Garton Ash, The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe
Richard Ashcraft, Revolutionary Politics & Locke's Two Treatises of Government
Eric Foner, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men
Norman Gash, Politics in the Age of Peel
Joseph Hamburger, James Mill & the Art of Revolution
Aileen S. Kraditor, Means & Ends in American Abolitionism
Pauline Maier, From Resistance to Revolution
John Morley, On Compromise
Robert V. Remini, Martin van Burin & the Making of the Democratic Party
Peter Stansky, Gladstone: A Progress in Politics

Classic Fiction & Drama
Charlotte Bronte, Shirley
Elizabeth Gaskell, North & South
Heinrich von Kleist, Michael Kohlaas
Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed
William Shakespeare, Richard II
Sophocles, Antgone
Stendhal, The Red & the Black

Contemporary Fiction
Cameron Hawley, Cash McHall
Cameron Hawley, Executive Suite
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion
Jonathan Lynn & Anthony Jay, Eds., The Complete Yes, Minister
Jonathan Lynn & Anthony Jay, Eds., The Complete Yes, Prime Minister
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Nevil Shute, On the Beach
Nevil Shute, Round the Bend
Nevil Shute, A Town Like Alice
Leonard Wibberley, The Mouse That Roared

Science Fiction
Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
James Hogan, Mirror Maze
James Hogan, Voyage from Yesteryear
Ira Levin, This Perfect Day
C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength
George Orwell, 1984
Ayn Rand, Anthem
H.F. Saint, Memoirs of an Invisible Man
L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach
Melinda M. Snodgrass, Circuit
Melinda M. Snodgrass, Circuit Breaker
Melinda M. Snodgrass, Final Circuit
Vemor Vinge, The Peace War
Vemor Vinge, True Names

Children's Literature
Natalie S. Carlson, The Family Under the Bridge
Rebecca Caudill, Tree of Freedom
Paul Galdone, Illus., The Little Red Hen
Donald Hall, Ox-Cart Man
Robert Heinlein, Between Planets
Robert Heinlein, Red Planet
Robert Heinlein, The Rolling Stones
Robert Heinlein, Starman Jones
Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in lime
Jean Merrill, The Pushcart War
O. T. Nelson, The Girl Who Owned a City
Kate Seredy, The Singing Tree
Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle
Dr. Seuss, The Butter Battle Book
Dr. Seuss, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose
Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Fools of CheIm and Their History
T. H. White, The Once & Future King
T. H. White, The Book of Merlyn
Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Little House Stories

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