Another full chapter of Libertarianism Today is now online for free — this one on why libertarianism is antiwar. This is my favorite chapter of the book, so I’m especially glad I could make it available through Antiwar.com.
Other parts of the book you can read for free online:
And if you want to read the whole thing, it’s on sale at a special low price for a limited time.
Just in time for Christmas, my book, Libertarianism Today, is available for its lowest price ever: just $22.47 for the hardcover!
Get this price while you still can by ordering direct from the publisher online or by calling 800-368-6868. Sale ends January 15.
Recent reviews of Libertarianism Today:
- “It should appeal to all readers, from the most well-informed libertarian to those new to the radical theory.” — Alex Willemyns, Policy
The site “Human Action” has a nice review by “freeman” of Huebert’s Libertarianism Today, pasted below (mine was here: The Best Introduction to Libertarianism Ever).
by Jacob H. Huebert
255 page paperback; $25.00
Buy this book
It is not easy to strike a balance between being informative and entertaining, covering all the relevant facts while remaining lucid and interesting. It is perhaps even more difficult to write a concise introduction on a very broad topic while delivering enough substance and detail to keep the intelligent reader engaged. And maybe it is especially difficult to do all this when the topic is a fringe political philosophy called Libertarianism. But Jacob Huebert manages this tricky task with a refreshing degree of clarity in his book Libertarianism Today, which promises to be widely read.
Today LewRockwell.com offers another excerpt from my book. This one is about why government-funded school vouchers aren’t compatible with libertarianism. (Yesterday, LRC ran an excerpt about Ronald Reagan.)
I do understand why some libertarians like vouchers: they rightly feel bad for the actual, real-world children who are forced by law to attend horrible government schools, whose parents can’t afford other alternatives. If the government is going to coerce people, it’s understandable to want to minimize the harm done.
But as I argue in the book, vouchers would do more harm than good. Even if we can’t abolish government schools anytime soon, the best way to rescue as many kids as possible is through private, voluntary means.
Here are two more articles I’ve written on this topic:
(Cross posted at my blog.)
The publication of my new book, Libertarianism Today, has given me an opportunity to appear on several radio shows to talk about libertarianism.
On August 4, I was on the nationally syndicated Michael Smerconish Program with guest host Brian Wilson. Highlights of this interview include our discussions of education (at 27:00) and intellectual property (at 30:00).
On August 10, I was on Wilson’s own show:
And on August 2, I was on Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton, where we talked about libertarianism and war: