Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Libertarian books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
1. The Revolution: A Manifesto (2009)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThis much is true: You have been lied to. The government is expanding. Taxes are increasing. More senseless wars are being planned. Inflation is ballooning. Our basic freedoms are disappearing. The Founding Fathers didn’t want any of this. In fact, they said so quite clearly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Unfortunately, that beautiful, ingenious, and revolutionary document is being ignored more and more in Washington. If we are to enjoy peace, freedom, and prosperity once again, we absolutely must return to the principles upon which America was founded. But finally,…
2. Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto (2015)
In this essential manifesto of the new libertarian movement, New York Times bestselling author and president of FreedomWorks Matt Kibbe makes a stand for individual liberty and shows us what we must do to preserve our freedom.Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum. The Constitution grants each American the right to self-determination, to be protected from others whose actions are destructive to their…
3. The Libertarian Reader: Classic & Contemporary Writings from Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman (2015)
“The most magnificent collection of libertarian writings ever published” (Laissez Faire Books).An important collection of seminal writings on a movement that is rapidly changing the face of American politics, The Libertarian Reader links some of the most fertile minds of our time to a centuries-old commitment to freedom, self-determination, and opposition to intrusive government. This is the first comprehensive anthology of libertarian thought—from the Bible and Lao-Tzu to Hayek and Milton Friedman—to be published in one volume. The 68 selections from great libertarian writers are an intellectual…
Conservatism, Republican politics, and traditional Christianity are thought by some to go together like baseball and apple pie. Yet, for a growing number of people, libertarian political thought provides an alternative to the traditional Christian right. That number includes the six young authors of this book who explore and expound the case that one can be both a Christian and a libertarian. Called to Freedom explores the major points of tension between the Christian faith and political liberty to demonstrate why the two can coexist in harmony. Through their own personal experiences, and…
LARGE PRINT EDITION! More at LargePrintLiberty.com. A classic that for over two decades has been hailed as the best general work on libertarianism available. Rothbard begins with a quick overview of its historical roots, and then goes on to define libertarianism as resting “upon one single axiom: that no man or group of men shall aggress upon the person or property of anyone else.” He writes a withering critique of the chief violator of liberty: the State. Rothbard then provides penetrating libertarian solutions for many of today’s most pressing problems, including poverty, war, threats to…
6. Stay Away From The Libertarians! (2018)
Why do people hate libertarians? One part of America calls them soulless robber barons who want to stick children back in factories and the other part thinks they are drugged up anarchists. Who are they? And why have regular Americans been told to avoid libertarians and their ideas? Remso W. Martinez debunks the myths, misconceptions, and outright lies thrown at libertarians ranging from the idea that votes can be stolen to the radical notion that you own yourself. From personal stories to ignored history, Remso lays out the facts and asks the reader if these dastardly libertarians are as…
Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, Haidt shows how moral judgments arise not from reason but from gut feelings. He shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns. In this subtle yet accessible book, Haidt gives you the key to understanding the miracle of human cooperation, as well as the curse of our eternal divisions and conflicts. If you’re ready to trade in anger…
Political philosophy is dominated by a myth, the myth of the necessity of the state. The state is considered necessary for the provision of many things, but primarily for peace and security. In this provocative book, Gerard Casey argues that social order can be spontaneously generated, that such spontaneous order is the norm in human society and that deviations from the ordered norms can be dealt with without recourse to the coercive power of the state.Casey presents a novel perspective on political philosophy, arguing against the conventional…
The history of anarchist-Marxist relations is usually told as a history of factionalism and division. This collection of essays, based on original research and written especially for this collection, reveals some of the enduring sores in the revolutionary socialist movement in order to explore the important, too often neglected left-libertarian currents that have thrived in revolutionary socialist movements. Contributors include Paul Blackledge, Lewis H. Mates, Renzo Llorente, Carl Levy, Christian Høgsbjerg, Andrew Cornell,…
10. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress (1975)
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, about a Lunar colony’s revolt against rule from Earth. The novel expresses and discusses libertarian ideals. It is respected for its credible presentation of a comprehensively imagined future human society on both the Earth and the moon….
Best Libertarian Books That Will Hook You
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Education in the Marketplace: An Intellectual History of Pro-Market Libertarian Visions for Education in Twentieth Century America
Author(s): Kevin Currie-Knight
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Philosophy Of Law: The Supreme Court’s Need For Libertarian Law
Author(s): Walter Block, Roy Whitehead
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
Against the Left: A Rothbardian Libertarianism
Author(s): Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
Publisher: Rockwell Communications LLC, Year: 2019, Size: 282 Kb, Download: mobi
The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism
Author(s): Jason Brennan, David Schmidtz, Bas van der Vossen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
For a Libertarian Communism
Author(s): Daniel Guérin; David Berry (ed.)
Publisher: PM Press, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
Redemption and Utopia - Jewish Libertarian Thought in Central Europe (Radical Thinkers)
Author(s): Michael Löwy
Publisher: Verso Books, Year: 2017, Size: 303 Kb, Download: epub
Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red
Author(s): Alex Prichard; Ruth Kinna; Saku Pinta; David Berry
Publisher: PM Press, Year: 2017, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.