For A New Liberty - New Hardbound Edition

Ron,

I agree. For A New Liberty is a magnificent book.

However, when I speak with individuals interested in learning more about libertarianism and willing to read a book, they usually request something brief. I've been referring Bergland's Libertarianism in One Lesson. I'm reconsidering this. Perhaps Bastiat's The Law would be better.

What do you suggest as a brief, basic, libertarian tome?

Best, Michael

Dear Dr. Mike;

Try these two books - I do not believe the so called short books are the best way to go. Which is why I recommended: For a New Liberty by Rothbard especially since the new hardback is just about only what is available with the exception of used paperbacks.

However for alternatives there are:

Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/068484768X/qid=1148433430/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-0334872-2000726?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

AND:

What It Means To Be A Libertarian by Charles Murray

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0767900391/qid=1148433430/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/104-0334872-2000726?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

Amazon has a deal where you can buy both together for: $32.95

This option is listed on the Murray book url web site for an option.

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian

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Michael,

  I always recommend "Healing Our World" by Mary Ruwart. It's longer than "The Law," but much more readable and relevant for most people, I think. And it's nicely broken down by issue into different chapters, so people can gainfully read individual chapters on different issues without reading the entire book.

Yours in liberty,
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Ron,

I agree. For A New Liberty is a magnificent book.

However, when I speak with individuals interested in learning more about libertarianism and willing to read a book, they usually request something brief. I've been referring Bergland's Libertarianism in One Lesson. I'm reconsidering this. Perhaps Bastiat's The Law would be better.

What do you suggest as a brief, basic, libertarian tome?

Best, Michael

From: Ron Getty
To: Libertarian Yahoo Group
Sent: Saturday, May 20, 2006 11:20 AM
Subject: [lpsf-discuss] For A New Liberty - New Hardbound Edition

Dear Everyone;

If you don't own a copy of - For A New Liberty:The Libertarian Manifesto by Murray Rothbard - the von Mises Institute is now issuing a new hardbound copy of Rothbard's seminal work on Libertarianism for $27.00.

If the only book you read on Libertarianism is this one you can't go wrong. This url is for an article reoprting on the results of one person who used the book as a recruiting tool after he first read it:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/carson/carson25.html

If you know of someone who wants to know what Libertarianism is all about steer them to the von Mises site or if they are a good friend buy them a copy as a gift.

Paperback copies are difficult to find as the work has been out of print for some time. And even used good paperbacks have been promoted for sale on web sites from $50 -$90!!!

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/new-liberty-now.html

It is also available in PDF for those of you who want a free version at:

http://www.mises.org/rothbard/foranewlb.pdf

The latest version is also available as a pod cast:

http://www.mises.org/rss.aspx

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian

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