Book Reviews

I’m not a frequent reader of fiction.  As I see it, there is enough real in this world to marvel at.  But I will, on occasion, pick up an alternative history novel.  It helps limber the imagination, broaden one’s view of the possible.  So, when J.P. Medved’s short story, Granite Republic, popped up on my Kindle [...]

A brief note on The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. I really had high expectations for this book, written as it was by a dream team of Cato (Robert A. Levy) and Institute for Justice (Wiliam H. Mellor) authors.  Add in a forward by Richard A. Epstein, [...]

Eugen Richter (1838-1906) is not a name that prompts immediate recognition, at least not in the English-speaking world.  He was, in the late 19th century, the preeminent advocate for free markets and institutions in German politics.  He took a stance, as libertarians do today, criticizing both left and right.  He was outspoken both against the [...]

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