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- Publisher: Lulu.com (February 4, 2015)
- Publication Date: February 4, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00TG0KV4A
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Selected Salvos 2: From the Loose Cannon Libertarian Kindle Edition
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Tip: read this book aloud if you can. It channels Mr. Reed and emphasizes all his masterful use of humor.
Anyhow, this collection of previously-published articles provides the reader with some thoughtful libertarian fare, such as commentary on the wasteful use of tax dollars by the civil government for sex research, the arbitrary exercise of eminent domain on behalf of large corporate interests at the expense of relatively powerless individuals and organizations, the rush by cities to use taxpayer dollars for trolleys and other light rail ventures (whether anyone's going to use them or not), the follies of the war on drugs, and so forth.
If you have libertarian leanings you'll love what Mr. Reed has to say. If you don't, you probably won't read this book (even though you should). So, I'll just conclude by saying that I highly recommend Volume 2 of "Selected Salvos," just as I did Volume 1.
I received an electronic copy of this book from the author in exchange for writing an honest review, which I was happy to provide.
Gradually, with interesting back and fill at times, he came to understand that electoral politics could not even be justified by any kind of pragmatism. Slavery, by any name, is still slavery. And theft is still theft, no matter how many people want to justify theft.
Garry has collected articles from the last fifteen years or so into two small volumes. They describe the journey from Libertarian political apologist, to the voluntarist he has become. Unlike so many, this journey is taken with wit, much terrific insight into humanity, and an unbelievable number of plain old belly laughs. And he paints even his sometimes painful transition with humor and good cheer.
If you have also made this journey, or are even wondering about it, these books will do you much good, and will serve as a springboard, perhaps, to conversation with friends who remain stuck in pragmatism, or actually still believe that there is some magic about electoral politics that can "restore" freedom in America.
Show them it just isn't so.