An oxymoron? Bear with me….
Once Upon a Time there was a peaceful valley. The people were happy in this valley; they worked, they traded, and they laughed together.
Sept 22nd, we launched the Indiegogo campaign to get the ball rolling for the American Campfire Freedom Tour. It's an honor to know that we can pull this off because we can count on the support of people like you.
You know the official story about the world that we?re supposed to believe? You know - that governments are always good and necessary, that politicians only do what they do because they love us so very much, that the police only exist to serve and pr
A controversial, racist book sparked a national uproar in Israel.
Professor Graeme MacQueen has written a must-read book on the anthrax attacks on America: The 2001 Anthrax Deception.
On 24 and 25 May 2005, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Professor of Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute (Auburn, Alabama), visited Antwerp, where he gave a lecture on the economic surplus value of
The West Without Water: An Interview with Dr. B. Lynn Ingram
"Kissinger is a friend, and I relied on his counsel when I served as secretary of state"
Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none
...I want to recommend Bill Bonner's Hormageddon as strongly as I can. Bill does what a real economist is supposed to do: he describes the way the world actually works. And in the process, debunks all manner of nonsense. This book is an education in
From the Dept. of Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats:
I recommend that readers begin with the essay by Murray Rothbard listed here.
The 27th annual Burning Man ? a crazy, weeklong festival in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada ? is well underway.
Ask Randall White, the 72-year-old CEO of the Educational Development Corp., an Oklahoma-based book distributor, why he decided pull his company's 2,000 titles ? including the acclaimed potty bestiary "Everyone Poops" ? from Amazon.com, and the longt
The manager of Books on Benefit has died under mysterious circumstances, and one of the rarest books in the world is missing ? if it ever existed at all.
Senator Howard Baker learned Agency Infiltrated and sabotaged the Watergate Break-in
It was a distinct and unexpected pleasure to see the recent LRC article by Ira Katz extolling the virtues of Sir Harry Flashman, V.C. Distinct because the Flashman Papers, a series of books written by the late George MacDonald Fraser, are a personal
Before traveling to Nevada, photographer Marc McAndrews had never been to a strip club, let alone a brothel. Now, he's been to every single one in the state.
I continue with my review of The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin Van Creveld. The introduction can be found here.
In an exclusive book excerpt, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and even Sarah Palin recount the inner battle between the left and right
With new debates over gun control, renowned scholar, attorney, and author Stephen P. Halbrook speaks on the explosive findings in his new book, Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State".
Patent trolls are stifling innovation.
My fellow booksellers in these parts were recently advised to research and stock books created under the auspices of the FDR-era "Federal Writers' Project," a tax-and-spend-and-elect outfit created in 1935 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Pro
I return to "From Dawn to Decadence" by Jacques Barzun. As a brief introduction for those who did not see my earlier post:
Many observers, including author Roger Stone in his LRC podcast interview with Lew Rockwell today, believe that James Brady was the unfortunate collateral damage of the Bush-engineered assassination attempt on the life of Ronald Reagan.
The rights and wrongs of Hiroshima are debatable," Telford Taylor, the chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, once said, "but I have never heard a plausible justification of Nagasaki" ? which he labeled a war crime.
"We've heard a lot in the last number of weeks about what police officers can't do, and what police officers shouldn't do," groused Patrick Lynch, designated spokesliar for the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, New York's largest police union.
With this post, I begin a review of the book by Martin Van Creveld: "The Rise and Decline of the State." Best to start with his opening statement in the Preface:
In a recent article of mine about Christians apologists for the state, its military, and its wars, I mentioned, for the first time I believe, the term "nuclear Christian."