Friday, January 14, 2011

Free book of libertarian essays

Among other things, Robert Anton Wilson was a philosopher of anarchism and libertarianism. So I thought I would pass along that the Ludwig Von Mises Institute has published a new book, a collection of short autobiographical essays by various libertarians called I Chose Liberty. It looked quite interesting, and I look forward to reading it as soon as I can. You can buy it if you wish, but the free PDF download is here. (I checked the index and RAW is mentioned only once, in passing.)

The editor of the book is Walter Block, author of the contrarian classic, Defending the Undefendable. It's available as a free download, too.

The Ludwig Von Mises Institute has a commendable attitude towards its books, giving the contents away for free. The Cato Institute occasionally gives away free titles of electronic books (subscribing to the email Weekly Dispatch from those folks is a good way to keep track of such giveaways), but only for limited times. This makes no sense to me. If you're in the business of spreading ideas and changing minds, rather than making money, give away free electronic books to anyone who wants them.

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