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Hazlitt’s Bibliography on Liberty

January 2, 2007 by

The Freeman’s Library, by Henry Hazlitt, full text in PDF with left nav links.

This book is a descriptive and critical bibliography of works on the philosophy of individualism. I have applied the term “individualism” in a broad sense. The bibliography includes books which explain the processes and advantages of free trade, free enterprise and free markets; which recognize the evils of excessive state power; and which champion the cause of individual freedom of worship, speech and thought. Such a compilation seemed to me to be increasingly urgent because so few writers and speakers on public questions today reveal any idea of the wealth, depth and breadth of the literature of freedom.


Aakash January 2, 2007 at 7:38 pm

Make sure you keep adding the free texts, from the past (and recent times)… The more the merrier!

I hope that those staffers of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, and the writers and readers of this site, have had an excellent New Year.

Roderick T. Long January 2, 2007 at 8:14 pm

When I try to open this file I get the message “There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired.”

Is it just me?

Kenneth R. Gregg January 2, 2007 at 9:33 pm

I have no problems when opening it up. Glad to see it up and online. It took me years to get a copy of “The Free Man’s Library” and to locate a copy of the earlier version done by W.H. Hutt (I only have a photocopy of it somewhere in my stacks), “The Philosophy of Individualism”, done about two decades, as I recall, before Hazlitt took up the cudgel and updated it.

It’s an invaluable introduction to libertarian literature and shows the breadth of Hazlitt’s understanding of libertarianism. If someone teaches a “Libertarianism 102″, I would require it, maybe even recommend it for the “101″ students.

Just a thought.
Just Ken

jeffrey January 3, 2007 at 7:40 am

It’s a fascinating and helpful book. I was even struck by the the many many titles he listed that have cold war themes that are now embarrassingly dated. There must be 6 books here from supposed former top commie party members, or Soviet officials etc, who found God and saw the light and now realize that the US government is the savior of the world. These must have been big sellers on the right at the time. Of course these books are all completely forgotten, as are their authors. Meanwhile, the serious books on economics and philosophy and law live on. It demonstrates that not even brilliant minds like Hazlitt could fully escape the politics of his times to see what ultimately matters for the long run. Everyone was so caught up in the cold war mania, which proved to be an incredible distraction from the real problem of the growing leviathan at home.

There are lessons here for our own times!

Sooperdave January 3, 2007 at 10:04 am


I often get that error message too. It usually happens when I run an older version of Acrobat. You can try updating Acrobat or switching to Foxit reader. I’ve had no problems with Foxit reader since.


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