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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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C.M. Kornbluth and the Syndicate

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06/17/2011Mises Daily Articles
Libertarian science-fiction fans under 40 are probably at least a little unclear on just who or what the Futurians were.
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Suzanne La Follette (1893 –1983)

As the protege of Albert Jay Nock, La Follette's thinking reflected much of his own. Her valuable book Concerning Women stressed that the interests of the state are opposed to the interests of society and that economic freedom was needed for all not just for women.
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The Anarchist Conscience

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06/10/2011Mises Daily Articles
Libertarians in their teens and twenties could do far worse than to let their own attention be captured by Gary Chartier's book.
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C. M. Kornbluth (1923–1958)

Although as a young man Kornbluth held leftist political views, he grew to share Rothbardian-style sentiments about the state. To Kornbluth the state was obviously just another criminal gang. His book The Syndic won the Libertarian Futurist Society's Prometheus Hall of Fame Award in 1986.
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Gary Chartier: The Conscience of an Anarchist

Chartier credits Rothbard more than Rand in shifting him from a statist to an anarchist. He deliberately does not use the L-word...
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