Freeman

November 2006

Volume 56, 2006

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Book Reviews - November 2006

NOVEMBER 01, 2006 by GEORGE C. LEEF

  • Nation, State, and Economy: Contributions to the Politics and the History of Our Time
    by
    Ludwig von Mises Reviewed by Richard M. Ebeling
  • 1776
    by David McCullough
    Reviewed by George C. Leef
  • Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution
    by Stephen Breyer
    Reviewed by Michael DeBow
  • Making Great Decisions in Business and Life
    by David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper Reviewed by Philip R. Murray

Eye on the Ball

SEPTEMBER 01, 2006 by SHELDON RICHMAN
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