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Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, and Other Essays

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This volume represents some of Rothbard's most advanced and radical theorizing on topics impacting on human liberty. Appearing first in 1974, this volume, more than any of other, came to build a generation of libertarian scholars that looked beyond the trapping of conventional left-right thinking, and hence laid the groundwork for the current intellectual revolt against ce ...more
Unknown Binding, 321 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Ludwig Von Mises Institute (first published 2000)
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Thomas
Apr 26, 2016 Thomas rated it it was ok
Somewhat disappointing. There is much to like about Rothbard as a writer, economist and even as a historian of economic thought, but in many ways these essays, even the much-vaunted "Anatomy of the State," generally lack depth, and are even crankish at times (his essay on women's liberation, for example, demonstrates that Rothbard had no idea what people mean when they talk about "treating women as sex objects"). The titular essay is pretty good, and "Left and Right" is interesting in some histo ...more
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Jun 21, 2013 Russ rated it it was amazing
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A fascinating collection of essays that further elucidated what it means to be a libertarian. Not only does he demonstrate in these essays his commitment to liberty based on sound first principles, but he also shows a clear passion for deductive reasoning that is clearly articulated and consistently applied. Don't let his common sense language fool you; those plain words come from an erudite mind that is matched by few. To say that it is impressive for an economist to demonstrate not only compet ...more
Nick
Its a mixed bag. The first (title) essay is meh. Unnecessarily alienating to the left, and doesn't even really sink the opposing position.

The second and third essays were "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty" http://mises.org/daily/910

and "Anatomy of the State" http://mises.org/easaran/chap3.asp

I enjoyed them most of all. Left and Right first is a great outline of the libertarian "revisionist" take on intellectual and material history and should really be its own book.

"Justice and Property
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Jayesh
Feb 11, 2014 Jayesh rated it it was amazing
A sharp critique of wide variety of subjects including income equality, statism, public sector, women's liberation, conservation. Amazing clarity of thought.
Imperius
Apr 10, 2016 Imperius rated it really liked it
Basic deconstruction of anti-hierarchical leftist psychology, but does not go to the Nietzschean length of it.
Bryan Smith
Oct 06, 2015 Bryan Smith rated it really liked it
Overall good stuff. Most of the essays I agreed with, some I wasn't too sure. However I think it was a good introduction for me to dive into the writings of Rothbard.
Doğukan Doğu
Mar 26, 2013 Doğukan Doğu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Friedman ve Mises tayfasını okuduktan sonra şunu rahatlıkla diyebilirim ki Rothbard kuramsal ve pratik anlamda daha tatmin edici makalelere sahip.
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Aug 11, 2016 Ethanml rated it it was amazing
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War, Peace and the State is reason enough to buy this whole book. Once you read that you will never look at the whole the same way again
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Murray Newton Rothbard was an influential American historian, natural law theorist and economist of the Austrian School who helped define modern libertarianism. Rothbard took the Austrian School's emphasis on spontaneous order and condemnation of central planning to an individualist anarchist conclusion, which he termed "anarcho-capitalism".

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