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4.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 54.71 out of 5 4.71 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Murray N. Rothbard Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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In For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto, Rothbard proposes a once-and-for-all escape from the two major political parties, the ideologies they embrace, and their central plans for using state power against people. Libertarianism is Rothbard's radical alternative that says state power is unworkable and immoral, and ought to be curbed and finally overthrown. To make his case, Rothbard deploys his entire system of thought: natural law, natural rights, Austrian economics, American history, the theory of the state, and more. Society without the nation-state? Rothbard shows that this is the way for peace, prosperity, security, and freedom for all. In the entire history of libertarian ideas, no book has more successfully combined ideological rigor, theoretical exposition, political rhetoric, historical illustration, and strategic acumen.

Rothbard poured a lifetime of research and all his intellectual energy into this project, and he succeeded in writing a classic. He shows that the state creates social and economic problems and then further intervenes to make these problems worse than ever - while increasing its power at the expense of everyone else. He is particularly good at highlighting who really benefits from government regulation: usually it is the largest corporations who are attempting to rig the game in their favor. The book is still regarded as dangerous percisely because, once the exposure to Rothbardianism takes place, no other book on politics, economics, history, or sociology can be read the same way again.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rendier | 9/5/2011

    " Great ideas and philosophy! Unfortunately not part of the ANC's planning, but still a model to be pursued, and a new perspective on the role of government. Goes all American in the middle if you have to criticize, but still interesting.

    A must-read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rafa | 8/3/2011

    " Revolutionary and important work for Austrian Liberals... A must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/29/2010

    " What an amazing foundational document for individual liberty and a free society, yet so eminently practical and readable! Rothbard is one of the greats and this is among his best work. Ties together the theory and practice of liberty with plenty of examples but remains always on point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 9/25/2010

    " How a society organised without rulers might work. i.e. political anarchy (not to be confused with violence, chaos and disorder). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cortney | 6/28/2010

    " clear and convincing. Full of fascinating history of political economy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 10/4/2009

    " One of the best books I have ever read. Required reading for anyone serious about liberty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brendan | 1/19/2009

    " A detailed look at the Libertarian creed, from first principles of morality and ethics through the most complex and most misunderstood issues, this is another book that no one interested in politics or liberty should miss. "

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About the Author
Author Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995), the author of twenty-five books and thousands of articles, was a historian, philosopher, and dean of the Austrian School of Economics. He was the S. J. Hall distinguished professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and also academic vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Jeff Riggenbach has narrated numerous titles for Blackstone Audio and won an AudioFile Earphones Award. An author, contributing editor, and producer, he has worked in radio in San Francisco for the last thirty years, earning a Golden Mike Award for journalistic excellence.