Book Reviews

When it comes to tales of life under communism, narratives of soul-killing repression, the most-read and most-heard ones deal with experiences in the former Soviet Union.  From Arthur Koestler’s fictional Darkness at Noon and Solzhenitsyn’s A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, to news stories of the repression of scientists like Andrei Sakharov and [...]

When Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom came out in 1962, his was a rare voice defending classical liberal values and the free enterprise system.  For years his ideas were unloved in ruling circles, as the leviathan unleashed by F.D.R.’s  New Deal pressed its tentacles even further into the flesh of American society through Johnson’s Great [...]

Before there was a libertarian movement of that name there was, in the United States, the Old Right.  These were anti-Progressive, anti-interventionist Republicans and conservative Democrats (remember them?) opposed to the New Deal.  They were staunchly individualist.  During the war hysteria that came in the 1940s, the the following Cold War hysteria, the Old Right [...]

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