A Libertarian Reading List

Jeff Tucker talks to Lew Rockwell about the great libertarian writers of the early-mid 20th century.

It’s noted in this conversation that Murray Rothbard–a personal hero of mine whom I’ll talk about more in the future–was once asked by someone how to become a better writer.  “Read Mencken,” he said, and I concur.  There is a freshness and a fearlessness to Mencken–and to many other writers of that time period–that will knock the cobwebs out of anyone’s writing style.  It’s a great contrast to what passes for writing in this, the Mealy-Mouthed Age.


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