Thoughts, essays, and writings on Liberty. Written by the heirs of Patrick Henry.

October 4, 2008

A Review of ‘Little Brother’ by Cory Doctorow

The always thought provoking Cory Doctorow has a new book out, Little Brother.  I highly recommend it, even though I think he is very wrong on numerous points.  You can download it for free at the link above. It is very difficult to write a political novel.  I should know, I’ve started 3 or 4 […]

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September 17, 2008

Happy Anti-Federalist Day!

So, today is Constitution Day, a day to celebrate the ratification of the Constitution. Aptly, then, I’ve been reading John Ferling’s

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May 29, 2008

The Revolution: A Book Review

About half way thought Ron Paul’s The Revolution: A Manifesto, I found myself thinking that he should have written this book before he ran for President, not afterwards, and that his campaign should have handed out as many copies of the book as they could, because it does a far better job of explaining and […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 8:03 am || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Constitution,Individual Rights,Theory and Ideas
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May 12, 2008

The Revolution: Reviewed

Glenn Reynolds reviews Ron Paul’s The Revolution: A Manifesto: The main shortcoming in Paul’s book, as with his candidacy, is in the follow through, the transition from critique to action. Although he does include a chapter entitled “The Revolution,” about reducing the size of government, it’s a pretty skimpy plan. Were we to see a […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 3:15 pm || Permalink || Comments (49) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Strategies For Advancing Liberty,Theory and Ideas
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November 14, 2007

Barbara Branden Speaks On Ayn Rand & Atlas Shrugged

Barbara Branden is one of the few people who was part of Ayn Rand’s inner circle during the years that she was writing Atlas Shrugged who is both still alive and willing to speak outside of “official” Objectivist circles. Back in October she spoke at a conference sponsored by The Atlas Society marking the 50th […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 4:32 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Theory and Ideas
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November 2, 2007

Radicals For Capitalism: A Book Review

When the 20th Century was still young, things didn’t look good at all for the ideas of individual liberty and self-government that had been the spark that lit the American and French Revolutions. Intellectually and politically, collectivism, of both the right and the left, was on the march. In Europe and most of the rest […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 4:49 am || Permalink || Comments (47) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Theory and Ideas
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July 26, 2007

Not A Suicide Pact: A Book Review

Federal Appeals Court Judge Richard A. Posner is known for being both prolific and controversial. In addition to authoring one of the most important academic treatises in the field of law and economics, he is also known for writing on more controversial topics ranging from the 2000 Presidential election to sex. And it’s when he […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 11:06 pm || Permalink || Comments (12) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews
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July 17, 2007

The pro-freedom lessons in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

If you haven’t seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”, you should. Tonight. It’s on HBO, I believe. It has some interesting lessons regarding freedom. The movie follows the adventures of Andrea, a serious, intellectual, hot, young woman who wants to be a journalist, as she works for a difficult editor of a fashion magazine. […]

Posted By: tarran @ 10:36 am || Permalink || Comments (2) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Media,Theory and Ideas
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May 19, 2007

1776: The Year Liberty Stood In The Balance

Today, we celebrate 1776, and more specifically the 4th of July as the birthday of American freedom, the day that the American colonists courageously stood up to the most powerful monarch on the planet and declared the independence of the thirteen British colonies on the Eastern seaboard of North America. The truth of the matter […]

Posted By: Doug Mataconis @ 1:27 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Founding Fathers
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April 23, 2007

Book Review: The Multiplex Man, James P. Hogan

I teased this one in my bookaholic post, so I figured I might as well get around to reviewing it. The book is The Multiplex Man, by James P. Hogan. I’m not even sure where I first heard about this one (a libertarian blog somewhere, probably), but I picked it up used from Amazon for […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 11:24 pm || Permalink || Comments (1) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews
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April 14, 2007

Book Review — Mean Martin Manning, by Scott Stein

Some of you have probably notice me link the Scott Stein a few times in the past. I found him a while back, when he was looking for examples of humorous writing for a class he was teaching. In fact, I even got him to give me a literary critique of The Search For The […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 10:17 pm || Permalink || Comments Off || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Healthcare,Privacy
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April 11, 2007

Book Review: P.J. O’Rourke — On The Wealth Of Nations

I’ll admit a cardinal sin. I’ve never read The Wealth Of Nations. It’s always been on my “to read” list, as it is one of the most revolutionary books in economics history, and routinely quoted by many of the libertarians I admire. I actually bought a copy last year, and took a look at it. […]

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 9:50 pm || Permalink || Comments (5) || TrackBack URI || Categories: Book Reviews,Economics,Founding Fathers,Free Trade
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March 28, 2007

Somebody’s Gotta Say It (Book Review)

(Cross posted here at Fearless Philosophy for Free Minds) As a regular listener of The Neal Boortz Show, I find this book every bit as hard-hitting, insensitive, informative, and entertaining as his show. The High Priest of the Painful Truth pulls no punches in his assault on ignorance whether from the Right, the Left, or […]

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