Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read

Title

Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read

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Description

At last, Leonard Read, economist and social philosopher, gets his due in this outstanding commentary on and compilation of his writings by Professor Gary Galles. This book is an attempt to assemble a collection of some of Leonard Read’s best, most powerful sustained arguments on behalf of liberty from his many books, edited for brevity, with brief introductory remarks and commentary connecting them to current issues. The ones chosen cover a wide gamut of subjects, from the rhetorical and logical abuses that are used to misrepresent liberty to the meaning of “good government,” the central importance of integrity (which Read viewed as the foremost virtue), the necessity to recognize what is not known and the importance of markets in revealing information that is otherwise unknowable in a complex world, the differences between wants and rights and between justice and “social justice,” whether immoral means can achieve moral ends, how the redistributive state harms every participant, and much more (from publisher's website).

ISBN

ISBN-10: 1621290972 ISBN-13: 978-1621290971

Publication Date

6-10-2013

Publisher

Laissez Faire Books

City

Baltimore, MD

Keywords

Economics, economists, philosophy, social philosophers, liberty, integrity, good governance

Disciplines

Economics | Social and Behavioral Sciences