Reading Recommendation

Dave Killion — June 2, 2012

When looking for something to read, one can consider the recommendations of friends, acquaintances, and book reviewers. However, there are some authors whose corpus is so formidable in both size and quality that any new work may be considered, in the words of Tyler Cowen, ‘self-recommending‘. Certainly anything by the great libertarian philosopher Walter Block would fall in that category, and I therefore direct your attention to “Ron Paul for President in 2012: Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty“. –

“This book consists of a series of essays about Dr. Paul and his campaigns for the presidency of the U.S. in 2008 and 2012, with primary emphasis on the latter. The gist of them all is to make the case for his occupancy of the White House. Each and every last one of these chapters is an attempt to expand and expound upon his views, to publicize them, to promote his candidacy, to defend it against attacks from within and without the libertarian movement…

…┬áDr. Paul is not only running for the presidency of the U.S. His campaign is also an attempt to change the hearts and minds of the more than 300 million people in America, but also the nearly 7 billion inhabitants of the entire Earth. And in this latter quest he has already succeeded, beyond even the most ambitious of hopes of his most fervent supporters.”

Although Dr. Paul is running for a US office, both his candidacy and his life-long advocacy of fiscal responsibility and social tolerance also provide valuable lessons for Canadians who champion limited government. I suspect this book is a treasure trove, and suggest you consider adding it to your stack.

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