: 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.
Well, if you want a book from a left perspective try:
"Anarchism: Left, Right, and Green" by Ulrike Heider.
About 60 pages of anarcho-calitalist analysis. (from my point of view - "spot on" - as the Brits would say.