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The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

by Ivan Eland

Delving into the concept of the United States as an empire, this investigation examines U.S. interventions around the world—from the Spanish-American War to the invasion of Iraq—demonstrating how they not...


Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and "Enemies of the State"

by Stephen P. Halbrook

Based on newly discovered secret documents from German archives, diaries, and newspapers of the time, Gun Control in the Third Reich presents the definitive yet hidden history of how the Nazi dictatorship made...


The Terrible 10: A Century of Economic Folly

by Burton A Abrams

The U.S. economy made impressive gains in the 20th century, but this progress makes it easy to forget a harsh reality: Americans were the victims of disastrous government policies that cost trillions of dollars...


Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America

by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

The recent reawakening of the debate about migration in the new millennium has evoked intense emotion, particularly in the United States and Europe, and Global Crossings cuts through the jungle of myth, falsehood,...


Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms

by Stephen P. Halbrook

Unique and well-researched, this study concentrates on the right to keep and bear arms and analyzes the incorporation of the Bill of Rights into the Fourteenth Amendment. Examining the history of the recognition...


The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State

by Bruce L. Benson

In the minds of many, the provision of justice and security has long been linked to the state. To ask whether non-state institutions could deliver those services on their own, without the aid of coercive taxation...


Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

by Alvaro Vargas Llosa & James D. Gwartney

An important contribution to the literature of economic development, this book presents case studies of productive entrepreneurship in contemporary Africa and Latin America. It looks at the growth of Kenya's...


Drug War Crimes: The Consequences of Prohibition

by Jeffrey A. Miron

A balanced and sophisticated analysis of the true costs, benefits, and consequences of enforcing drug prohibition is presented in this book. Miron argues that prohibition’s effects on drug use have been modest...


Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq

by Ivan Eland

Combining a history of Iraq and its dominant sects with an acute awareness of the political machinations fomenting worldwide, this keen military analysis offers a practical exit strategy for U.S. armed forces...


Risky Business: Insurance Markets and Regulation

by Lawrence S. Powell

Today’s insurance regulation in the United States is at a crossroads: while some segments of the insurance industry are moving away from a state-based approach toward regulation, others favor a greater role...


The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty

by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. In this new book, Alvaro Vargas Llosa separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy, and shows that Che's ideals were...


Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

by Robert Higgs & Arthur A. Ekirch

Discussing how government has continually grown in size and scope during the past century, this account demonstrates that the main reason lies in government’s responses to national “crises” (real or imagined),...


Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty

by Ivan Eland

Profiling each president on the merits of their policies and on the core principles of peace, prosperity, and liberty, this ranking system takes a distinctly new approach. Historians and scholars have long tended...


Opposing the Crusader State: Alternatives to Global Interventionism

by Robert Higgs & Carl P. Close

Broken into four sections, this book illustrates the history of American foreign policy and demonstrates the current applicability of a non-interventionist model. For the past century, U.S. foreign policy has...


Resurgence of the Warfare State: The Crisis Since 9/11

by Robert Higgs

Exploring the politics and morality that pulled the United States into wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this collection of essays, stories, and satirical pieces lambasts the highest officials in the executive branch...


The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today

by Robert Higgs & Carl P. Close

The quest for freedom has always been as much a battle of ideas as it is a popular struggle. Classical liberal pioneers such as John Locke and Adam Smith stressed the inherent worth of the individual, inalienable...


Re-Thinking Green: Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy

by Robert Higgs & Carl P. Close

Environmental quality has been a major public concern since the first Earth Day in 1970, yet the maze of environmental laws and regulations enacted since then has fostered huge government bureaucracies better...


Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government

by Robert Higgs

The history of the United States, from the 19th century to present day, is included in this examination of the very foundations of unwarranted government intrusiveness that illuminates the two essential elements...


Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

by Robert Higgs

An unflinching critical analysis of government is contained in this work, which distills complex economic and political issues for the layperson. Combining an economist’s analytical scrutiny with an historian’s...


Boom and Bust Banking: The Causes and Cures of the Great Recession

by David M Beckworth

Exploring the forceful renewal of the boom-and-bust cycle after several decades of economic stability, this book is a research-based review of the factors that caused the 2008 recession. It offers cutting-edge...