What are the best Libertarian books?

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    #1Common Sense and Other Writings of Thomas Paine

    Common Sense and Other Writings of Thomas Paine

    Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine is a collection of essays written by Thomas Paine, particularly the pamphlet entitled Common Sense, which ignited the American Revolution in 1776.

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    Claire Ma
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "I LOVE HISTORY BUT NOT ENOUGH TO READ A WHOLE BOOK ON IT. I GUESS PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO THIS WOULD LIKE IT. IT COULD ALSO BE A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC FOR OTHER'S."
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    #2Anarchy, State, and Utopia

    Anarchy, State, and Utopia
    Anarchy, State, and Utopia is a philosophical book by Robert Nozick examining the popular political ideologies of the 1970s: liberal, socialist, and conservative. The book won the 1975 National Book award.
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    Jack Matthews
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "In today’s political themed media, this book is perfect. Has different views and points from each side of each political parties. Quite a very enjoyable read."
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    #3Liberty Defined

    Liberty Defined

    Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom is a book by Ron Paul examining the deeper meaning of the word freedom and determining if the people are truly free by looking at 50 divisive issues.

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    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Written by Ron Paul, a famed libertarian, Liberty Defined is an excellent addition to anyone looking to learn more about libertarian views. The book consists of over 50 different divisive issues."
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    #4Atlas Shrugged

    Atlas Shrugged
    Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical novel by Russian author, Ayn Rand. It tells the story of Dagny Taggart and John Galt, the "Destroyer." The Destroyer has encouraged important people to go on a strike and make a new society of their own.
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    Gabriela Duarte
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you are looking for Ayn Rand's thoughtful works, Atlas Shrugged is the novel that showcases this. It is the backbone of Libertarian views. "
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    #5Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Kevin Wright
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I hear that this is a decent book that would help me see eye to eye with some libertarian views but unfortunately, I believe I received one of the bad batch of these that went out. My copy was unreadable due to a printing error. From what I was able to read, it was rather insightful."
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    #6Man, Economy, and State

    Man, Economy, and State

    Man, Economy, and State is a book by Murray N. Rothbard examining welfare economics, antitrust, labor, taxation, public goods, and social insurance schemes in the view of an Austrian. It comes with insights on statistics and money supply.

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    Danielle Guerrero
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This book is perfect for anyone who is interested in economics, or who is looking for a libertarian book. This book hits that mark and then some. It is heavy in economics and politics. "
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    #7Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Douglas Hudson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Before there was ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Bladerunner’, before there was even ‘1984’, there was Brave New World. It is astonishing that Aldous Huxley wrote this tale of technological dystopia in 1932."
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    #8Counteract

    Counteract
    Counteract, the first book in the Resistance Series, is a young adult book written by Tracy Lawson. It is about a group of people fighting the government's threat of a WoMD. The book was a finalist in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
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    Susan Barrett
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Counteract is a great read for people of any age. I'm almost 30 and still enjoy a good young adult book like this to this day."
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    #9The Revolution: A Manifesto

    The Revolution: A Manifesto
    The Revolution is a bestseller political book by Ron Paul, Texas Congressman and presidential candidate. Here he exposes the real reason behind the financial crisis and de dollar collapse. Answers to questions that just a few people dare to ask. 
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    Phillip Silva
    Written on March 16, 2018
    " The Revolution: A Manifesto, is by far one of the best libertarian books i have ever read. It is written by Ron Paul, a leading thinker on the subject, and could, in my opinion, could convert anyone to a libertarian. "
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    #10The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead
    The Fountainhead is a design, art, reference and non-fiction instructive guide book about Architecture written by Ayn Rand with the afterword from Leonard Peikoff. It was published September 1996 by Signet.
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    Melissa Kennedy
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Fountainhead is the best Libertarian book currently on the market. It is a non fiction novel written by the famous Ayn Rand. It was first published in 1996 by Signet and includes and afterword by Leonard Peikoff."
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    #111984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Kathleen Hopkins
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I wasn't too familiar with tis book once i read it and talked to my mother about it who read the book when she was in high school it seems like it was a book way before its time and was telling the future i enjoyed reading it and havimg discussions about it "

Summary

Best What are the best Libertarian books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Common Sense and Other Writings of Thomas PaineBooks 42 Paid
2Anarchy, State, and UtopiaBooks 37 Paid
3Liberty DefinedBooks 36 Paid
4Atlas ShruggedBooks 34 Paid
5Animal FarmBooks 31 Paid
6Man, Economy, and StateBooks 30 Paid
7Brave New WorldBooks 27 Paid
8CounteractBooks 25 Paid
9The Revolution: A ManifestoBooks 13 Paid
10The FountainheadBooks 9 Paid
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