Libertarianism has been rapidly growing since the 1970s. But it is still not commonly understood or even given a proper hearing. However, you will increasingly come across it. Often it will be through state enthusiasts disingenuously claiming to be ‘libertarians’. At other times it will be through state enthusiasts attacking libertarianism as an ‘extremist’ ideology. And very occasionally it will be real libertarians explaining and defending their views.
J C Lester is a philosopher and the author of Escape from Leviathan and Explaining Libertarianism, as well as many articles and dialogues primarily on libertarian matters. This book contains many of his shorter writings on the subject. These range from the journalistic to the philosophical. The wide variety of topics and approaches function as a miscellaneous introduction to libertarianism. This second edition contains many minor revisions and two new chapters.