25 Life-Changing Classics: The Best Liberty Books By Jeffrey A. Tucker


Has a book ever changed your life?

These books can be few and far between. You could spend years reading, searching for a book that lets you see the world in a whole new way.

In this Liberty.me exclusive collection, Jeffrey Tucker takes the reader on a journey through his top 25 liberty books and shares his ideas on why these classics matter, why they could change the world, and how they changed his life.

The collection is a perfect complement for any lover of liberty’s library — and takes the guesswork out of what book Liberty.me members may want to sink their teeth into next.

If you ever find yourself unsure of your next read, take a look at the insights Jeffrey provides. You may find that one of these liberty books changes your life as well.

I love lists. Doesn’t EVERYBODY? Anyway, Jeffrey, this list of yours is irresistible…and I’m pleased that I’ve read a good number of them already. (Of course, they all deserve re-reading.)

– Liberty.me Member, Wally Conger

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  • B.K. Marcus

    25 Life-Changing Classics of Liberty

    25 Life-Changing Classics There are books that change your life — the kind you try to get all your friends to read as soon as you’re finished (or sooner). Here Jeffrey Tucker lists 25 such books, classics of liberty: fiction, history, economics, philosophy. And each book-specific chapter links to your free copy of the book in the Liberty.me Library. (And look for Jeffrey’s 25-week course on these classics at Liberty.me U!) Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_25-life-changing-classics

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  • Jeffrey Tucker

    The Rise and Fall of Society

    The Rise and Fall of Society This book is one of the best expositions of economics and politics ever written. It was Chodorov’s last book and the one most overlooked. It’s tragic. It’s great. It explains central economic ideas from the Austrian tradition, and offers up a highly sophisticated theory of the state and its operations. It is one of the books that cannot be overlooked. Kick off the discussion! Questions, comments, observations or elaborations? Either reply here or create a new discussion using the tag Library_The Rise and Fall of Society

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  • Jake Desyllas

    Podcasts about liberty books

    Here are some podcast episodes about liberty-themed books from  The Voluntary Life. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World (inc. part 2) by Harry Browne Fear of Freedom by Erich Fromm The Voluntary City (inc. part 2 and part 3) by David Beito et al. Instead of Education by John Holt The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson and William Rees-Mogg The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand Unjobbing by Michael Fogler The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Walden by Henry David Thoreau No Treason by Lysander Spooner Against Intellectual Property by Stephan Kinsella Everyday Anarchy by Stefan Molyneux For A New Liberty by Murray Rothbard There are also episodes about many liberty-themed novels too. I’d love to hear recommendations for liberty-themed book to review in future episodes. Let me know if you have a suggestion for one that would make a good group discussion and I can set up an event for participants here to take part in.    

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