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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (366 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Boaz Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2000 ISBN:
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Tens of millions of Americans, from Generation X-ers to baby boomers and beyond, are rediscovering libertarianism, a visionary alternative to the tired party orthodoxies of left and right. In 1995, a Gallup poll found that 52 percent of Americans said, the federal government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Later that year, The Wall Street Journal concurred: Because of their growing disdain for government, more and more Americans appear to be drifting - often unwittingly - toward a libertarian philosophy.

Libertarianism is hardly new, but its framework for liberty under law and economic progress makes it especially suited for the dynamic new era we are now entering. In the United States, the bureaucratic leviathan is newly threatened by a resurgence of the libertarian ideas upon which the country was founded. We are witnessing a breakdown of all the cherished beliefs of the welfare-warfare state. David Boaz presents the essential guidebook to the libertarian perspective, detailing its roots, central tenets, solutions to contemporary policy dilemmas, and future in American politics. He confronts head-on the tough questions frequently posed to libertarians: What about inequality? Who protects the environment? What ties people together if they are essentially self-interested? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clinton | 8/6/2013

    " It'll change the way you think. If it doesn't, you either already voted for a Libertarian (or, failing that, Ron Paul) or you're not a rational person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Hopkins | 7/31/2013

    " Very informative and enlightening and helps you understand the true purpose of government. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Robins | 7/21/2013

    " Not utopia - just a framework for it, where individual rights are respected and government is the protector of those rights rather than a criminal syndicate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stewart | 6/6/2013

    " As a primer to this mode of thought, not as a valid mode of government. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 1/5/2013

    " You might still be wrongheaded after reading this book, but it's worth reading anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelton Baker | 4/11/2012

    " This book was great, especially about voluntarism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabio | 1/15/2012

    " Very good primer to Libertarianism "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 10/4/2011

    " An easy and comprehensive explanation on Libertarianism, especially the chapter on current issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 7/7/2011

    " More detailed explanation of the libertarian political philosophy. A truly enlightening book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 matt | 6/18/2011

    " In spite of its dogmatic title this is a fascinating survey of the history of the notion of limited government. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/11/2011

    " Skip the introduction as it is a bit dated, but the principles in the book are timeless. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dale Campbell | 3/15/2011

    " Anarchy for rich people. Pass on this and read Kropotkin or Goldman instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/3/2011

    " If you're looking for a well-written introduction to libertarianism this is your book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 7/25/2010

    " I was a libertarian in college but grew out of it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maia Mary | 3/15/2010

    " Ummm...still a Dem, but a nice overview ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/12/2010

    " Not utopia - just a framework for it, where individual rights are respected and government is the protector of those rights rather than a criminal syndicate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Damien | 10/6/2008

    " This book is the best introduction and guide to the political philosophy of libertarianism. David Boaz has manage to write a book which perfectly shows how libertarianism works, and how a close libertarian society when the USA was young actually worked better than the philosophies in power today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 9/16/2008

    " Very informative and enlightening and helps you understand the true purpose of government. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dale | 8/10/2008

    " Anarchy for rich people. Pass on this and read Kropotkin or Goldman instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 6/27/2008

    " An easy and comprehensive explanation on Libertarianism, especially the chapter on current issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelton | 4/5/2008

    " This book was great, especially about voluntarism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay | 8/12/2007

    " More detailed explanation of the libertarian political philosophy. A truly enlightening book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 matt | 3/24/2007

    " In spite of its dogmatic title this is a fascinating survey of the history of the notion of limited government. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 3/9/2007

    " You might still be wrongheaded after reading this book, but it's worth reading anyway. "

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