Arguments for Liberty Second Edition

Liberty is what libertarians advocate. Both because of the inherent value of human liberty and because of the increasing wealth and welfare it brings to all. And they see the aggressive coercion of the state as the main enemy of liberty. The solution is to roll back the state until there is little or no state left.

 

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.

ISBN 9781908684622

 

Price: £14.99

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