• Josh posted an update in the group The Book Scene 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi guys I was wondering If anyone new any libertarian/anarcho capitalism leaning authors on British politics?

  • Marco den Ouden posted an update in the group The Book Scene 3 years, 8 months ago

    If you like liberty oriented fiction, you might want to check out Irene Nemikovsky’s Suite Francaise. Its theme is the struggle between individual destiny and collective destiny. It is a fictional chronicle of the Nazi invasion and occupation of France. See my review for more. I’ve included an account of how this novel came to be published at…[Read more]

  • Marco den Ouden posted an update in the group The Book Scene 3 years, 8 months ago

    If you haven’t read it yet, Johann Hari’s book Chasing the Scream is an excellent book about the War on Drugs, its history, the players from street dealers to users to cartel enforcers to the police, the newest research on drugs and addiction and the movement towards freedom with information on the two states that have legalized marijuana as well…[Read more]

  • Rob Wells posted an update in the group The Book Scene 4 years ago

    I have just finished Rothbard’s “A History of Money and Banking in the United States” which is actually a compilation of five separate essays written by Rothbard together with an extended introduction by Joe Salerno. Although not originally written as a book the essays read well together and the Mises Institute should be commended for publi…[Read more]

    • It’s been many years since I read the book, but what struck me with Rothbard is how well he conveyed the people part of the history. It helped my blinders to fall away regarding the entire concept of the Deep State — and not just in banking.

    • @leannebaker Yes he was definitely the political animal and loved understanding the ins and outs of political life. In my opinion a lot of libertarians are very naive about political change and understanding the Deep State is essential to correcting that view. I have been re-reading a bit of Rothbard lately and enjoying it immensely.

  • RJ Miller replied to the topic What are you reading? in the forum The Book Scene 4 years ago

    Based on a recommendation from @marchella, I decided to begin reading “What’s Wrong with the World?”

  • Right now I’m about halfway through Terry Teachout’s recent bio of Duke Ellington, Duke.

    It’s interesting in many ways, good and bad. One of my usual complaints about books and documentaries on the Big Band era is that they barely even gloss over the business and economics of how the bands worked, but Duke gives a clear idea of how the economic…[Read more]

  • Ross Jensen replied to the topic What are you reading? in the forum The Book Scene 4 years ago

    I’m just about finished with Jason Brennan’s Introduction to Political Philosophy, which I highly recommend!

  • Gary Bendall replied to the topic What are you reading? in the forum The Book Scene 4 years ago

    I love the mini series as well…..so much so that my youngest is named Augustus lol. The audiobook I have is narrated by Lee Horsley.

  • Leanne Baker replied to the topic What are you reading? in the forum The Book Scene 4 years ago

    Lonesome Dove is one of my all-time favorite books, and I re-watch the mini-series every few years.  Who does the audio version?

  • Liz Jaluague replied to the topic What are you reading? in the forum The Book Scene 4 years ago

    I’m finally picking up where I left off in The Fountainhead! I’ve only read Anthem and excerpts of her non-fiction. Been putting off the two classics for far too long.

  • Gary Bendall replied to the topic What are you reading? in the forum The Book Scene 4 years ago

    Right now I am listening to Lonesome Dove and reading James Madison and the making of America. I just finished the science of success by Charles Koch.

    If anyone is interested with being friends on goodreads, please look me up on there as well.

  • I have about 8 books on the go.

    Irreducible Mind: Towards a Psychology for the 21st Century (heavy and academic but mind-bending)
    Rothard Reader
    The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters (y)
    and, er, She Comes First . . . amongst others.

  • The combination of Liberty.me and iBooks has been great.  I was on a business trip earlier this week, and spent most of the airplane rides reading “The Second Realm,” recommended a month ago by John Simmons (@johnsimmons) on L.me, “Conscience of an Anarchist”  by Gary Chartier and several chapters of Jeff Riggenbach’s “The Libertarian T…[Read more]

  • Quick FYI that the Kindle version of Avaritia is apparently going to be *free* from June 3-7 if anyone thought it even remotely sounded like their cup of tea.

  • “Money and Banking” turned up today, I managed to get a second hand copy through Amazon- the postage to Oz was more than the book.

  • Just re-read Rothbards essay “Left and Right, The Prospects for Liberty”. Still fresh and interesting after 50 years!! This might have been good reading material for the delegates to the LP convention. Two big themes are the case for optimism and the message that libertarianism is radically neither Left nor Right.

  • Mr. Miller, I find it hard to read books when I realize that the author’s foundational ideas are obvious garbage. I began to read John Rawls’ theory of justice but had to lay it down when I realized that his foundation of justice required human beings such as never had existed. I suppose that this is due to my reliance on the Bible’s doctrine…[Read more]

  • I’ll have to check out that Kinsella book. I’ve been meaning to check out Huerta de Soto but his books are expensive on Amazon. Maybe this will motivate me.

  • I have just finished reading “Three Lads and the Lizard King” by Robert Murphy (to a 4 year old), Murphy gets a bit tongue tied at times but it was still a fun read – we got to the end which is the ultimate test.

    I am also reading “Property Freedom and Society” edited by Kinsella and Hulsmann, a collection of essays in honour of Hans Hermann…[Read more]