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A Guide To Books On The History Of Liberty And Libertarianism

 

 

 

 

” The history of libertarianism is more than a series of scholarly statements on philosophy, economics, and the social sciences. It is the history of courageous men and women struggling to bring freedom to the lives of those living without it. The works on this list give important context to the ideas found on the others.

A FIRST STEP

“A History of Libertarianism” by David Boaz

This essay, reprinted from Libertarianism: A Primer, covers the sweep of libertarian and pre-libertarian history, from Lao Tzu in the sixth century B.C. to the latest developments of the 21st century. Because it’s available for free on Libertarianism.org, the essay also includes numerous links to more information about major thinkers and their works. For a general sense of the rich history of the movement for liberty, this is easily the best place to start.”

 

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The History Of Libertarianism

The major thinkers and events in the long struggle for liberty.

 

 

 

 

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Prohibitions Don’t Work, And New Technology Makes That More Obvious

 

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” The popular prohibition movement of the moment has firearms in its … err … sights. Led by (really?) Vice President Joe Biden, a White House task force is apparently considering new gun laws that would restrict those scary-looking rifles known as “assault weapons,” ban high-capacity magazines, track sales (maybe through registration?) and require whatever else the politicians in the group think will win them votes.

Meanwhile, a merry band of gun-rights activists known as Defense Distributed have been using 3D printing technology to develop the means of producing guns and related paraphernalia at home. Brian Doherty has already written about this development at length, and I’ve covered it myself. But as it happens, matters have moved forward, and Defense Distributed is nowproducing high-capacity magazines with 3D printers. The group’s CEO, Cody Wilson, told Metro World News, “I have five people now making AK-47 magazines – they’re incredibly easy to reproduce.” “

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