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Libertarianism: a political philosophy for tomorrow

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“For many decades, news reports on the intellectual activities of the younger generation have been confined almost exclusively to advocates of statism and collectivism. Only recently [in 1971] have there appeared the first acknowledgements, in the newspapers, of a rising interest among the younger generation in political phi

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Unknown Binding, 488 pages
Published January 28th 1971 by Nash Pub (first published 1971)
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Nick
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hospers was the first LP candidate in ‘72 and a professor of philosophy at USC. Very Randian, and seems to be the first explicitly libertarian manifesto before Rothbard’s For a New Liberty in 1973 and Nozick’s Anarchy State Utopia in 1974 at least. His position is between minarchism and anarchocapitalism, that funding for government should be voluntary and the means of enforcement not be monopolized, but there should be a final arbiter of who can rightfully use force in a dispute. Basically is a ...more
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Sep 29, 2010 rated it liked it
The Libertarian Party has sponsored candidates for President and other offices for some time now. In 1972, John Hospers trepresented the first candidate of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States. He did not win, needless to say. But it was the starting point for a party that has run candidates for President each election up through 2008.

This book is his essay on his own libertarian views. As such, it helps sketch the views that animated his candidacy and that represented views
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John
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I thought this work would have been a general work on the philosophy of libertarianism but found it to be predominately an economics work with amazing depth, detail, and citations.

This work is very long and the print is very small and while I do not recommend this book as a general starting place for a person interested in this philosophy, it is an excellent work to read following a more introductory piece, such as David Bergland's Libertarianism In One Lesson
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I read a very small chunk of this book, but what I read, I liked. It was very easy to understand.
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John Hospers was an American philosopher. In 1972 he was the first presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, and the only minor party candidate to receive an electoral vote in the 1972 U.S. Presidential election.
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“The tyranny of a majority can be just as cruel as the tyranny of a single dictator, depending on the degree of enlightenment or stupidity of the voting majority.” 5 likes
“Do you want to have free medical care at the expense of other people, whether they wish to provide it or not? But this would require them to work longer for you whether they want to or not, and other men's lives are not yours to dispose of.” 4 likes
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