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Irrepressible Rothbard - Digital Book
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Essays show forth not only Rothbard's intellectual vigor, but the complete joy with which he embraced life.
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Summing up the work of libertarian economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995) and noting its stunning range, philosopher David Gordon once wondered "if there are really three, four, or five geniuses writing under his name." The lively essays collected in The Irrepressible Rothbard display one of those geniuses: Rothbard the journalist, cultural critic, political observer, and movement organizer. Even more remarkable, they represent just a fraction of what he wrote in his spare time, for just one publication, and in just the last few years of his life.
His articles combined libertarian antigovernment economics, decentralist local patriotism, antiwar isolation, and a dissident/reactionary cultural outlook that saw the growth of government as the key to the loss of the Old Republic. He defended land-rights groups against environmentalists, citizen militias against gun grabbers, isolationists against imperialists, paleoconservatives against neoconservatives, populists against party regulars, anti–New World Order conspiracy theorists against the establishment, nationalists against internationalist planners, states' righters against libertarian centralists, the Christian Right against its own leadership, and much more.
These essays show not only Rothbard's intellectual vigor but the complete joy with which he embraced life, and how his extreme optimism made even the most severe setbacks tolerable. He experienced great disappointments and great successes, but through it all he was heroic, undaunted, and irrepressible.
This volume displays Murray Rothbard's late political writing as an intellectual model for those who long for liberty, and work for it in our times. 431 pp. (hb)
This volume's eighty-five essays address political strategy, war, nationalism, culture, feminism, and much more. They include
A Strategy for the Right
Frank Meyer and Sydney Hook
The Religious Right: Toward a Coalition
A New Strategy for Liberty
Right-Wing Populism
Pat Buchanan and the Menace of Anti-Anti-Semitism
Working Our Way Back to the President
Gang-Stabbing the President: What, Who, and Why
The "Watershed" Election
Education: Rethinking "Choice"
New York Politics `93
The Bringing Down of Liz Holtzman
Within a Month! The Bringing Down of Bobby Ray Inman
The Apotheosis of Tricky Dick
The New York Political Circus
Big-Government Libertarians
The November Revolution and Its Betrayal
A Rivederci Mario
1996! The Morning Line
Stop NAFTA!
Why the Pro-NAFTA Hysteria?
Mr. Bush's War
The Post-Cold War World
Mr. Bush's Shooting War
Notes on the Nintendo War
Lessons of the Gulf War
Why the War? The Kuwait Connection
U.S., Keep Out of Bosnia!
The December Surprise
"Doing God's Work" in Somalia
Hands Off the Serbs!
Where Intervene Next?
Korean War Redux?
Invade the World
The Nationalities Question
Yugoslavian Breakup
Welcome, Slovenia!
The Cyprus Question
Ex-Czechoslovakia
The New York Times, Communism, and South Africa
Ethnic Fury in the Caucasus: Sorting It Out
But What About the Hungarians?
Hutus vs. Tutsis
On Resisting Evil
Guilt Sanctified
"Tolerance," or Manners?
Exhume! Exhume! Or, Who Put the Arsenic in Rough-n-Ready's Cherries?
Behind Waco
America's Most Persecuted Minority
Hunting the Christian Right
The Menace of the Religious Left
Saint Hillary and the Religious Left
Kulturdampf!
From the Bench--Down With De-e-e-fense
The Right to Kill, With Dignity?
Wichita Justice? On Denationalizing the Courts
The J.F.K. Flap
Bobby Fischer: The Lynching of the Returning Hero
Fluoridation Revisited
Never Say "JAP"!
Some Reflections on the Olympics
I Hate Max Lerner
Max Lerner: Again?!
The Evil Empire Strikes Back
Liberal Hysteria: The Mystery Explained
King Kristol
The Women/Ladies/Girls/Spoiled Brats of Mills
Sports, Politics, and the Constitution
The Great Thomas & Hill Show: Stopping the Monstrous Regiment
"Date Rape" on Campus
The Kennedy "Rape" Case
Marshall, Civil Rights, and the Court
Their Malcolm... And Mine
"Debauchery! Debauchery!" At Tailhook
Race! That Murray Book
The Clintonians: "Looking Like America"
Coping With the Inaugural
Is Clinton a Bastard?
Clintonian Ugly
Those Awards
PC Cinema: Psychobabble Gets Nasty
The Oscars
A French Masterpiece
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