In The Revolution: A Manifesto, Dr. Paul recommends this freedom reading list.
Armentano, Dominick. Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy of a Policy Failure, 2nd ed. Oakland, Calif.: Independent Institute, 1990.
Bacevich, Andrew J. The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006
Bamford, James. A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies. New York Anchor, 2005.
Bovard, James. Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
DiLorenzo, Thomas J. The Real Lincoln. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003
Engdahl, F. William. A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order. London: Pluto Press, 2004
Fleming, Thomas. The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I. New York: Basic Books, 2004
Fleming, Thomas. The New Dealer’s War: FDR and the War Within World War II. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
Flynn, John T. As We Go Marching. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1944. Flynn was an accomplished journalist, analyzes facism in Italy and Germany and concludes by considering the state of America in his day.
Folsom, Burton W., Jr. The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America. Herndon, Va.: Young America’s Foundation, 1993.
Garrett, Garet. The People’s Pottage. Caldwell, Id.: Caxton, 1953. This is a persuasively argued and compellingly written early critique of the New Deal policies of the 1930s.
Gibbon, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. New York: Modern Library, 2003 [1776-88].
Griffin, G. Edward. The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve, 4th ed. Westlake Village, Calif.: American Media, 2002.
Hayek, Fredrich A. The Road to Serfdom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944.
Hazlitt, Henry. Economics in One Lesson. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1988  The classic text has helped millions of Americans understand basic economics and the free market in just a few hours. (An indication of how the world has changed: Hazlitt once wrote editorials for the New York Times.)
Hoffer, Eric. The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. New York: Harper & Row, 1951.
Holzer, Henry Mark, ed. The Gold Clause: What It Is and How to Use It Profitably. iUniverse, 2000.
Jastram, Roy William. The Golden Constant: The English and American Experience, 1560-1976. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1978.
Johnson, Chalmers. Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, 2nd ed. New York: Henry Holt, 2004.
Kwitney, Jonathan. Endless Enemies: America’s Worldwide War Against Its Own Best Interests. New York: Congdon & Weed, 1984.
Lane, Rose Wilder. The Discovery of Freedom. New York: John Day 1943.
MacKay, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1869 .
Mises, Ludwig von. Human Action: A Treatise on Economics. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949.
Mueller, John. Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them. New York: Free Press, 2006.
Napolitano, Andrew P. Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When Government Breaks Its Own Laws. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2006.
Napolitano, Andrew P. A Nation of Sheep. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007
Palyi, Melchior. The Twilight of Gold, 1914-1936: Myths and Realities. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1972.
Pape, Robert. Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism. New York : Random House, 2006.
Psaternak, Boris. Doctor Zhivago. New York: Pantheon, 1997 .
Paterson, Isabel. The God of the Machine. New York: Putman, 1943. A classic work of libertarian political theory.
Powell, Jim. Wilson’s War. New York: Crown Forum, 2005.
Rand, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged. New York: Random House, 1957. I consider all of Rand’s novels worth reading, in spite of my strong disagreements with her on important matters.
Read, Leonard E. The Love of Liberty. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y: Foundation for Economic Education, 1975.
Rees-Mogg, William. The Reigning Error: The Crisis of World Inflation. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1974.
Roberts, Paul Craig, and Lawrence M. Stratton. The Tyranny of Good Intention: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice. Rosville, Calif.: Prima 2000.
Rockwell, Llewellyn H., Jr. Speaking of Liberty. Auburn Ala.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2005.
Rothbard, Murray N. America’s Great Depression, 5th ed. Auburn Ala.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2000.
Rothbard, Murray N. What Has Government Done to Our Money? Auburn Ala.: Ludwig von Mises Institute, 1990. The entire text is available for free here.
Rueff, Jaques. The Monetary Sin of the West. New York: Macmillan, 1972.
Scheuer, Michael. Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror. Washington D.C.: Potomac Books, 2004.
Sennholz, Hans F. Age of Inflation. Belmont, Mass.: Western Islands, 1979.
Soloman, Norman. War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. New York: Wiley, 2006.
Sterns, Jessica. Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. New York: Harper Perennial, 2004.
Tansill, Charles Callan. Back Door to War: The Roosevelt Foreign Policy, 1933-1941. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1952.
Tocqueville, Alexis De. Democracy in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002 [1835, 1840].
Tuchman, Barbara J. The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam. New York Ballantine, 1985
Weaver, Henry Grady. The Mainspring of Human Progress. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Foundation for Economics Education, 1953.
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