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Sunday, August 5, 2012

A 'Renegade History'

I have been reading A Renegade History of the United States by Thaddeus Russell, and I am surprised this interesting book has not attracted more attention. This is a book that any libertarian, anarchist or civil libertarian would want to read. Russell's thesis is that much of our freedoms today come from folks who simply refused to accept rules that did not make sense to them, and that we owe much to those "renegades," including blacks, Irish immigrants, prostitutes and others.

Jesse Walker's interview with Russell is here.


Rob Pugh said...

Yep, that's a really great & entertaining history tome. Read it earlier this year and really enjoyed it.

Jeremy Weiland said...

Been meaning to read it… I appreciate the reminder!