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Please recommend some books

Posted by: Eric Johnson on August 17, 1999 at 12:51:29:

Hi. I am an anarcho-capitalist and a fan of the works of Ludwig von Mises, David Friedman, and Murray Rothbard. I try to come over here and read the debates when I get a chance, but I find that participating in debate is generally not to my taste. It's rarely an honest attempt by both sides to discover an elusive truth, but rather a contest to see who can "win".

So, I pursue the elusive truth on my own by reading books.

That said, I wonder if any of the socialists here could recommend books I need to read. I've read some Marx, some Chomsky, some Zinn, but I could always read more if that's what you recommend. I don't want to be accused of not knowing what I'm talking about, so what do I need to read in order to have a good understanding of socialism, libertarian socialism, democratic socialism, left-anarchism, whatever?

Thanks for any help.


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