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I'm designing a liberty oriented website and one of my categories is going to be books. I was wondering what books or movies the DP audience would recommend? thanks for any help.

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The Discovery of Freedom

The Discovery of Freedom by Rose Wilder Lane

The Overview Effect

By Frank White

“It comes through to you so powerfully that you’re the sensing element for Man.” -Rusty Schweikart, Astronaut (walked on the moon 1969)

"The Overview Effect" documents astronauts and cosmonauts after they've been to space, and it reveals how this event changed their perspective.

For libertarian motivations, it's the idea that underpins planetary connectedness and humanity as a synergystic whole: not collectivism, but connectedness.It supports that we can shift human consciousness toward inner and outer peaceable existence through commercial space-faring.

My very favorite right now is:

Rothbard's Anatomy of the State

Audion Version:

Mises offers hundreds if not thousands of free ebooks:

The Creature from Jekyll

The Creature from Jekyll Island

There are many good books out

There are many good books out there, so I will restrict it to a couple I really enjoyed and think would be good recommendations.

Freedom and Federalism by Felix Morley

War and the Rise of the State by Bruce D. Porter

The Memoirs of a Superfluous Man by Albert J. Nock

On Power by Bertrand de Jouvenel

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan

Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse by Thomas E. Woods

The Present Age: Progress and Anarchy in Modern America by Robert Nisbet

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

I am an aristocrat. I love liberty; I hate equality. - John Randolph of Roanoke
This will get you started

Southern Agrarian

Complete liberty

You can download at the complete liberty web site.

A FewVideos: Guns and

A Few

Guns and Weed

(Non-Fiction) The Law
(Fiction) Alongside Night

While some of the other good books have already be suggested, I suppose it really depends on what kind of books your looking for. One could not go wrong reading any of the writing of John Locke, or Adams Smith's "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth Of Nations" all volumes(I've seen upto 5) most versions only have 3 books(not sure if all of the information is available in those), The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, and also The Writings of Thomas Paine. If you want to help people learn problem solving skills, I would suggest George Poyla's book "How to Solve it." Like I said it all depends on what kind of information you are trying to collect or disseminate.

A Century of War - John V. Denson

If you ever read one book on America and war, this one should be it:

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Catch 22

I have read it at least 22 times. It is about the insanity of war, and it is insanely funny. And, oh yeah, profound. By the way, catch 22 does not mean what you think it does.

As a practical joke, I used to give a copy of C22 to someone late in the evening. I knew they would be up reading it all night. Never failed.

Ĵīɣȩ Ɖåđşŏń

"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

Had a hard time reading that book. Humor too dry for me.

could not imagine giving it away to too many people besides initial few.

Great book but sad, hard to read, harder to recommend. Even to a friend.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Pied Pipers of Babylon

Was the book that started it all for me more than 25 years ago.

Another book, “Why Government Doesn't Work” by Harry Browne, asks the question “Are you a Libertarian?” Many who read this book in the 1990's came away thinking to themselves “Yes I Am”, highly recommended for the uninitiated.

Since my faith and experience informs me that true liberty can only be found through the knowledge and understanding of the person, works and words of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach, I would be remiss not to include the Holy Bible in this list of Freedom Favorites. Stick to the earliest manuscripts whenever possible. Knowledge of Hebrew and Greek are helpful of course, but not required, as there are a wealth of lexical tools freely available on the web.

As for films, you may want to check out this website already in existence.

Much success to you, and please keep us posted on your progress.

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Tom Woods

Tom Woods Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
Peter Farb - Word Play is also a fun little book.

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.


2001: A Space Odyssey...

brilliant movie and full of modern-to-future-day technology.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

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The Cowperwood Tilogy by Theodore Dreiser

Of course Ayn Rand should not be ignored.


1984 (book and old black and white movie).