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Additions in L'An I (2020)

[See the most recent additions, additions in L'An II (2021), L'An III (2022) and the Archive of Material added 2011-2019]


December 2020

Blog posts:

  1. The Presumption of Government Failure (31 Dec. 2020)
  2. Thomas Hobbes' Iconography of the Leviathan State (18 December, 2020)
  3. The Institut Coppet's Collected Works of Molinari (9 December, 2020)
  4. The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism (2008) (6 December, 2020)
  5. What is to be Done? The Rise of Hygiene Socialism and the Prospects for Liberty (2 December, 2020)

Additions to the Library:


Algernon Sidney (1622-1683) Vicesimus Knox (1752-1821) Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536)

November 2020

Blog posts:

Additions to the Library:

  • An eleventh version of Boétie's "Voluntary Servitude" (1835) [facs. PDF] : this one has long and very radical Preface by the Liberal Catholic Robert de Lamennais written in 1833 [Preface facs. PDF].
  • The 1735 translation by "T. Smith" of Boétie's Discourse of Voluntary Servitude. This is a good translation which captures the measured pace and rhetorical side of the "Discourse". The word "discours" in French can also mean "speech".
  • The Cover Art of the Discours: a collection of interesting covers of various editions of the "Discourse."
  • Ten different versions of Étienne de la Boétie's Discours de la servitude volontaire (1576) - Old French, modern French, and English translations - with more to come.
    • Special Note 1: a side-by-side Comparative Edition of different French and English versions of the text
    • Special note 2: the parallel edition with the illustrations by Louis Jou on one side and a modern French version (Bonnefon) on the other
  • Some more books by William Hearn:
    • The Government of England (1868) - facs. PDF
    • The Aryan Household (1878) - facs. PDF
    • The Theory of Legal Duty and Rights (1883) - facs. PDF
  • A list of the collected (complete?) works of Frédéric Bastiat with links to the texts
  • Me on strategy:
    • "An Historical Examination of Past and Present Strategies used to bring about Ideological and Political Change" (Feb. 2018; revised 13 Nov. 2020) HTML.
    • "Pierre F. Goodrich's Goals and Strategy for the Liberty Fund: A Reconstruction" (Feb. 2018, 23 June 2019). HTML.
    • "How the Online Library of Liberty follows the Strategies outlined by Pierre F. Goodrich" (Feb. 2018) HTML
    • an older paper: "Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Scribblers: An Austrian Analysis of the Structure of Production and Distribution of Ideas". A paper given at the Southern Economics Association, New Orleans, November 21-23, 2015. HTML and PDF.
  • Rothbard on Strategy for Change:
    • 1965: "Left and Right: The Prospects for Liberty", Left and Right. A Journal of Libertarian Thought, Spring 1965, no. 1, pp. 4-22. Facs. PDF version; HTML version.
    • 1973: "A Strategy for Liberty" in For a New Liberty (New York: Macmillan, 1973). PDF version; HTML version (from the 2006 edition).
    • 1977: a new clean copy of Rothbard's seminal and provocative paper on "Toward a Strategy for Libertarian Social Change" (April, 1977) - PDF and HTML versions.
    • 1978: his 1977 paper was summarised and published with a collection of other essays on libertarian strategy in Libertarian Review (Aug. 1978) - "Strategies for a Libertarian Victory". HTML version; PDF version
      • see the entire issue of Libertarian Review with articles by Milton Mueller, Ed Crane, Leonard Liggio, Charles Koch, Bill Evers, and David Theroux: PDF version.
    • 1982: "Toward a Theory of Strategy for Liberty" (1982) in The Ethics of Liberty. PDF version; and HTML version.
    • 1986: "Concepts of the Role of Intellectuals in Social Change Toward Laissez Faire", The Journal of Libertarian Studies, vol. IX, no. 2 (Fall 1990), pp. 43-67. Facs. PDF version.
    • 1992 Jan.: "Right-Wing Populism: A Strategy for the Paleo Movement," Rothbard-Rockwell Report (Jan. 1992) pp. 5-14. HTML version; facs. PDF version.
    • 1992 Jan.: "A Strategy for the Right," Rothbard-Rockwell Report (January 1992). HTML version.
    • 1994 Oct.: "A New Strategy for Liberty," Rothbard-Rockwell Report (October 1994).  HTML version; facs. PDF version.
  • Rothbard's complete Libertarian Forum (1969-1984) in HTML (and thus properly searchable! - I was interested in finding the first use of the term "anarcho-capitalism" and "free market anarchism")
  • Rothbard, "Economic Determinism, Ideology, And The American Revolution" (1974). A paper delivered at the Libertarian Scholars Conference, Oct. 28, 1974 in New York City. On class and ideas.


Étienne de la Boétie (1530-1563) William Edward Hearn (1826-1888) Pierre F. Goodrich (1894-1973) Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995)

October 2020

Blog posts:

  1. Bruce Smith (1851–1937) (28 October, 2020)
  2. Reflections on the Workers Party (28 October, 2020)
  3. The Art of the Levellers (27 October, 2020)
  4. Richard Overton on Tyrants (17 October, 2020)
  5. James Mill on Politics and Class (15 October, 2020)
  6. An Introduction to Classical Liberal Class Analysis (14 October, 2020)
  7. Molinari's articles in the Dictionnaire de l'économie politique (1852-53) (14 October, 2020)

Additions to the Library:

January-September 2020

Sept. 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

Jan. 2020

  • blog post: Some Key Terms used by Bastiat in his Economic Theory (22 December, 2019)
  • "An Introduction to the Classical Liberal Tradition: People, Ideas, and Movements". A talk given at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, Perth (30 January, 2020). The PDF of my overheads and some Further Reading.
  • "Understanding Class Divisions in Society: A Classical Liberal Approach". A talk organised by the Adam Smith Centre and the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 20 Jan. 2020. [HTML] and [PDF]
  • Papers given on my "Farewell to America" speaking tour:
    • “Bastiat’s Economic Harmonies: A Reassessment after 170 Years.” A Paper given to the Political Economy Project, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (7 Jan. 2020) in HTML and PDF.
    • “Bastiat’s Theory of Harmony and Disharmony.” A Paper given to the American Institute for Economic Research, Great Barrington, Mass. (Jan. 2020) in HTML and PDF.
  • And two papers from late 2019 (for the record):
    • “Was Molinari a True Anarcho-Capitalist?: An Intellectual History of the Private and Competitive Production of Security.” A paper given at the Libertarian Scholars Conference, New York City (28 Sept. 2019) in HTML and PDF.
    • “Some Thoughts on an ‘Austrian Theory Of Film’: Ideas and Human Action in a Film about Frédéric Bastiat” (Sept. 2019). A paper given at the Libertarian Scholars Conference, New York City (28 Sept. 2019) in HTML and PDF.