By Justin Raimondo

this can be the 1st biography of 1 of the main attention-grabbing and arguable social theorists of our time. Murray N. Rothbard used to be the founding father of the libertarian circulate, an intensive loose marketeer who got here of age within the period of collectivism and fought all his existence for individualism and laissez-faire opposed to overwhelming odds. the tale of his lifestyles is whilst a cavalcade of almost the entire debatable occasions, rules, and personalities of the latter a part of the 20 th century.

The writer of twenty-eight books and millions of articles, Rothbard's existence target was once to came upon a technology of liberty, a complete libertarian procedure of social concept encompassing philosophy, ethics, economics, and heritage. This booklet tells the tale of the highbrow event that was once Rothbard's lifestyles, his courting with the good libertarian economist and thinker Ludwig von Mises, and his highbrow development and improvement as an economist and a philosopher. whereas Rothbard's contributions to the background of social concept are vital, his lifestyles tale is fascinating in itself: opposed to virtually very unlikely odds he controlled to singlehandedly create the libertarian move out of skinny air at a time while such principles have been thought of thoroughly outdoors the pale.

An Enemy of the country lines Rothbard's ideological odyssey, from the previous correct of the Chicago Tribune and the "isolationist" the USA First Committee, to the conservative stream of the fifties and early sixties, to the recent Left of the mid-sixties, after which directly to the Libertarian social gathering and the post-Cold battle go back to his outdated correct roots. Rothbard used to be that fascinating blend, an highbrow system-builder and theorist who was once additionally an highbrow road fighter, a pupil, and a guy of motion. an individual attracted to the historical past of principles, whether they trust Rothbard's ideology, is sure to be captivated through and drawn into the tale of his interesting life.

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