2 Freedom Books that you "Must Buy Now"!Submitted by Treg on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 03:04
"The System of Liberty: Themes in the History of Classical Liberalism" ...by George Smith --
BUY IT HERE: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0521182093/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk
-- This book is just out and is first rate! Its amazing how DARK the Dark Ages where, and I can see now why we call it the "Enlightenment Period" and the "Age of Reason". This book will blow your mind as it shows you how key ideas of liberty grew & spread among various long forgotten thinkers. I have a renewed respect for Herbert Spencer, the father of sociology.
"The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined"
...by Dr. Steven Pinker.
Here is a random excerpt from Dr Pinker's book--
"Also, cultures that are classified as more individualistic, where people feel they are individuals with the right to pursue their own goals, have relatively less domestic violence against women than the cultures classified as collectivist, where people feel they are part of a community whose interests take precedence over their own. These correlations don't prove causation, but they are consistent with the suggestion that the decline of violence against women in the West has been pushed along by a humanist mindset that elevates the rights of individual people over the traditions of the community, and that increasingly embraces the vantage point of women....... I think it is extremely likely that in the coming decades the violence against women will decrease throughout the world." -- page 414
...This book is a mind changer for sure. Prior to reading this book, I would have never known or appreciated the fact that we are in a LONG PEACE, the longest on record, nor would I have understood the reasons why this is happening (I think the facts presented in this book point to libertarian ideas having a bigger effect than I ever thought)