MUST READ: A Return to Common Sense - Thomas MullenSubmitted by godfreeus on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 22:13
When I first encountered the ideas of Dr. Paul last summer, I struggled to find a main source that described his beliefs in detail. In order to gather information about Dr. Paul, I scavenged youtube, articles across the web, and posts here at the Daily Paul to put the pieces together about what liberty is all about. Even though I have learned an immense amount, what was missing was a way to consolidate the information in an understandable format.
Then came Thomas Mullen's book, "A Return to Common Sense" to the rescue! I finished the book in 2 short days as it was impossible to put down. Mullen describes the intent of the founding fathers for America and juxtaposes modern times and issues beautifully against that background, exposing the shocking contrast.
The author makes it much easier to understand the concepts of property rights, the Non-Agression Principle, non-rights and basic economics by incorporating our libertarian heroes in a masterful way. Bastiat, Jefferson, Locke and Paine all play prominent roles in Mullen'ts book to help describe the liberty philosophy.
I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to get their feet on the ground in discovering the liberty movement and who wants to use it as a launching point for reading of deeper, more philosophical works from authors such as Mises, Rothbard, Hayek, as well as those listed above.