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Jeff Riggenbach

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Jeff Riggenbach is a journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator. A member of the Organization of American Historians and a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute, he has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle; such magazines as Reason, Inquiry, and Liberty; and such websites as,, and His books include In Praise of Decadence (1998), Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism (2009), and Persuaded by Reason: Joan Kennedy Taylor & the Rebirth of American Individualism (2014). Drawing on vocal skills he honed in classical and all-news radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, Riggenbach has also narrated the audiobook versions of numerous libertarian works, many of them available on

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Robert Bidinotto's Hunter

Ayn Rand objectivists are more neocon than libertarian.
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Conjecture and History

Media and CultureWorld History

08/05/2011Mises Daily Articles
All history is partly conjectural, because our knowledge is always limited.
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Robert Anton Wilson (1932–2007)

Wilson's best known work was Illuminatus - an arcane conspiracy-based cult classic that won libertarian futurist awards. Wilson referred to his own beliefs as generalized agnosticism about everything.
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The Libertarian Option

Free Markets

07/29/2011Mises Daily Articles
Mitchell's book on the American political landscape seems to leave out those who believe in liberty alone.
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Conjectural History

Historians must use Rand's sense of life to make their best guess of how things happened when the past facts are lost.
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