In The Libertarian Reader, David Boaz has collected some of the finest libertarian writings ever penned. This is the first comprehensive anthology of libertarian thought—from the Bible and Lao-Tzu to Milton Friedman and Richard Epstein—to be published in one volume.
The 68 selections from great libertarian writers are an intellectual feast. The editor's introductory essays on key libertarian themes such as skepticism about power, individual rights, spontaneous order, free markets, and peace are important essays in themselves. And the 40-page bibliographical essay, "The Literature of Liberty," by Cato's Tom G. Palmer, is alone worth the price of the book. This collection belongs on every libertarian bookshelf.