An Old History of Leviathan


In 1972 the libertarian economist Murray Rothbard edited an anthology with the historian Ronald Radosh, who at that point was still a man of the left. The book, A New History of Leviathan, has been almost impossible to find in recent years, and that's a shame: It contains several excellent essays on the history of corporate liberalism, some written by veterans of the New Left and some written by libertarians.

The Mises Institute has now posted the book online as a pdf file. Besides the editors, the contributors include William Appleman Williams, Martin Sklar, and Leonard Liggio, among others.

Elsewhere in Reason: My review of Radosh's memoirs.

(Hat tip: Joel Schlosberg.)