Walter Block leaned on 82 of the world's most prominent libertarian thinkers and ask them to tell their life stories with an eye to intellectual development. The result is the most comprehensive collection of libertarian autobiographies ever published. Their stories are thrilling and fascinating. They reveal their main influences, their experiences, their choices, and their ambitions.
There are some very interesting lessons here for everyone. We learn what gives rise to serious thought about liberty and what causes a person to dedicate a professional career or vocation to the cause. We also discover some interesting empirical information about the most influential libertarian writers.
Among those who contributed:
James C.W. Ahiakpor D.T. Armentano Charles W. Baird Norman Barry Toby Baxendale James T. Bennett Bruce L. Benson David Bergland Walter Block Burton S. Blumert Peter Boettke Sam Bostaph Hardy Bouillon Bryan Caplan Alejandro Chafuen Brooks Colburn Dan Cristian Comanescu Roy Cordato Jim Cox Tyler Cowen Dora de Ampuero Karen De Coster Thomas J. DiLorenzo Michael Edelstein Richard A. Epstein Max Falque Robert Formaini Douglas E. French Bettina Bien Greaves James Gwartney Roy Halliday Ronald Hamowy Ernest Hancock John Hasnas Randall G. Holcombe John Hospers Stephan Kinsella Robert Klassen Dan Klein Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard Robert Lawson Leonard P. Liggio Roderick T. Long Alvin Lowi, Jr. Heath MacCallum Daniel McCarthy Tibor R. Machan Eric Mack Jude Chua Soo Meng Roberta Adelaide Modugno Andrew P. Napolitano Jan Narveson David F. Nolan Gary North James Ostrowski E.C. Pasour, Jr. Ron Paul Nando Pelusi Lawrence W. Reed George Reisman Jeff Riggenbach Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr. Mary Ruwart Joseph T. Salerno James V. Schall Ken Schoolland Chris Matthew Sciabarra Larry J. Sechrest Jeremy Shearmur Joseph Sobran Robert Stewart Alexander Tabarrok Mark Thornton Jerome Tuccille Gordon Tullock e Frank van Dun Marc J. Victor Peter Walters Richard W. Wilcke Anne Wortham Steven Yates Fernando Zanella