A libertarian view on history

Posted by Tory Historian Friday, May 11, 2007

It is not often that Tory Historian recommends extreme libertarian publications but this long essay by Murray Rothbard seemed interesting enough to recommend to readers of this blog.

With celebrations of the Act of Union and forthcoming celebrations (one hopes) of the Jamestown settlement, the Anglosphere and its various members are being discussed. Naturally, the American Revolutionary War, to some extent another English civil war, is an important part of that history.

Rothbard, the well known economist of the Austrian school, libertarian historian and philosopher, here analyzes the work of various modern historians who have looked at the American Revolution.

1 Responses to A libertarian view on history

  1. dearieme Says:
  2. I tend to assume that virtually all American writing on the business is likely to become quasi-religious hagiography. A good breath-of-fresh-air book is Hugh Bicheno's. One thesis that we can discard immediately is that the vast majority of the population of the Colonies was enthusiastically on the side of the rebels, for then the war wouldn't have lasted five minutes.

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