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 […]

I’m pleased to announce that Laconics of Liberty is now available as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle.  This is an annotated edition of a collection of liberty-minded quotations, short passages and poems that Charles T. Sprading assembled back in 1913.  The paperback version was published in April. For the most part the conversion to […]

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