Radicals for Capitalism

A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement

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Ranked #35 in Libertarianism

On Wall Street, in the culture of high tech, in American government: Libertarianism—the simple but radical idea that the only purpose of government is to protect its citizens and their property against direct violence and threat— has become an extremely influential strain of thought. But while many books talk about libertarian ideas, none until now has explored the history of this uniquely American movement—where and who it came from, how it evolved, and what impact it has had on our country. In this revelatory book, based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources,... more

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Anne Heller This is Reason magazine senior editor Doherty’s splendidly researched 2007 survey of Libertarian thinkers and activists, from Ayn Rand to Murray Rothbard and beyond. (Source)

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