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Radicals for Capitalism:

I have just read Brian Doherty’s ‘Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement’. A truly great book that examines the rise and development of the American libertarian movement during the twentieth century I cannot recommend it too highly.

Touching on the personal lives and ideas of leading libertarians including Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman the book not only examines what is after all a broadly based intellectual movement but it provides many insights into the characters, love affairs and flaws of its key leaders and players.

Ultimately, this is a unique, brilliantly researched and well written book.

Brian Doherty (2007) Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, New York, Public Affairs Books is available from Amazon 

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