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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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?
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
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:
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!!!
It is also available in PDF for those of you who want a free version at:
The latest version is also available as a pod cast:
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