J C Lester Arguments for Liberty

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Liberty is what libertarians advocate. Both because of the inherent value of human liberty and because of the increasing wealth and welfare it brings to all. They see the aggressive coercion of the state as the main enemy of liberty. The solution is to roll back the state until there is little or no state left. Libertarianism has been rapidly growing since the 1970s. But it is still not commonly understood or even given a proper hearing. However, you will increasingly come across it. Often it will be state enthusiasts disingenuously claiming to be libertarians. At other times it will be state enthusiasts attacking libertarianism as an extremist ideology. And very occasionally it will be real libertarians explaining and defending their views.

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In Arguments for Liberty, Lester emerges as the contemporary follow-up to Frederic Bastiat. As Bastiat so quotably said, The State is the great fiction through which everyone endeavours to live at the expense of everyone else. Lester picks up that ball and runs with it, to wonderful effect. What he has to say about a lot of currently hot topics abortion, discrimination, AIDS, heroin, and several more is bracing, always interesting, and generally, to my mind, convincing. What it convinces one of is what the liberal view implies about these things. There are plenty of illiberal people about all supporters of government are more or less illiberal, after all and whether it will convince them is another matter. But it is great to have the liberal view so pungently expounded on so many important topics. --Professor Jan Narveson

What I liked about this book is that it is directly and urgently relevant to today. This is a timely publication as we stand on the precipice of a failed European Fabianism that has coupled itself with State Corporatism that has paid for the Fabian delusion. We are all now looking for some clear thinking. As a three legged stool for a plan to get out of our current mess, Lester s Arguments for Liberty is one leg, Lord Bingham s The Rule of Law and Hannan and Carswell s The Plan are the other two. --Andrew Withers

Praise for Escape from Leviathan: Liberty, Welfare and Anarchy Reconciled. 'Outstanding...he tackles the subject with the consummate skill of an expert in the field...Lester's arguments are presented with sophistication and are informed by an impressive mastery of the secondary literature'. --Norman Barry, Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Buckingham

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Jan Lester is a libertarian philosopher and the author of Escape from Leviathan, plus the philosophical dialogues The Naked Politician and The Philosophical Genie, as well as many scholarly and popular articles on libertarian matters.

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