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Thursday, December 29, 2011

George Leef’s Top Ten

Best books reviewed in The Freeman in 2011.


Here is my list of top ten  free-market and libertarian books reviewed in the magazine in 2011 (links go to the reviews):

10. Ross Clark — The Road to Big Brother: One Man’s Struggle Against the Surveillance Society

9. Walter Block — The Privatization of Roads and Highways

8. Ben Rogge (Dwight R. Lee, ed,) — A Maverick’s Defense of Freedom

7. James L. Payne — Six Political Illusions

6. Kevin Dowd and Martin Hutchinson — Alchemists of Loss: How Modern Finance and Government Intervention Crashed the Financial System

5. Robert Murphy — The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal

4. John Samples — The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History

3. Tom G. Palmer — Realizing Freedom

2. Thomas E. Woods, Jr. — Nullification: How to Resist Tyranny in the 21st Century

and the top book of the year (drumroll) . . .

1. Jacob Huebert — Libertarianism Today


  • George Leef is the former book review editor of The Freeman. He is director of research at the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.