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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/6888/liberty-ours-for-the-taking/

LIBERTY: Ours for the Taking!

July 22, 2007 by

Benjamin Tucker’s journal Liberty was the foremost organ of 19th-century American individualist anarchism, and a major influence on Murray Rothbard and modern libertarianism; contributors to Liberty included such prominent free-market luminaries as Lysander Spooner, Auberon Herbert, and Vilfredo Pareto. (For background, see articles by Wendy McElroy and Carl Watner.)

Regrettably, copies of Liberty have been damnably hard to find – until now. The amazing Shawn Wilbur has just finished posting the entire run of Liberty in PDF form on his website. Details here.

The interface is bare-bones at the moment, but Shawn has plans for text-search capacity and other cool stuff.

As he urges: “download, download, download!” to ensure that “there is never again any question of Liberty not being available.”


jeffrey July 22, 2007 at 8:50 pm

What a fabulous, heroic act! This is just such a wonderful contribution. It certainly needs to be databased with table of contents etc.

Good to see this sort of thing happening.

TGGP July 22, 2007 at 10:01 pm

such prominent free-market luminaries as Lysander Spooner, Auberon Herbert, and Vilfredo Pareto.
One of these things is not like the others. I thought Pareto was, if not fascist, then at least on not too hostile terms with fascism.

Roderick T. Long July 23, 2007 at 12:34 am

Some intellectuals are like wine; they improve with age.

Pareto, I’m afraid, was like beer.

Brainpolice July 23, 2007 at 4:32 am

I appriciate this very much and will be downloading o’polenty.

Sooperdave July 23, 2007 at 8:03 am

For those of you with firefox, you can use this add-on that will greatly reduce your download time:


Neil Parille July 23, 2007 at 1:12 pm

“Pareto, I’m afraid, was like beer.”

Dr. Long, I’d like some ‘amplification’ of this point. My limited reading of Pareto indicates that he was quite prophetic in his analysis of the managerial elite.

Roderick T. Long July 23, 2007 at 9:08 pm

I just meant that Pareto was more libertarian in his youth (a disciple of Molinari, in fact!) but became a (qualified) supporter of fascism later in life. That doesn’t mean he didn’t have any valuable ideas during his footsie-with-the-fascists period.

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