For weeks, Andrew has been pestering Nic to talk about books. To keep him happy, in this edition Nic interviews Andrew about a handful of his favourite reads.

Starting out with Economics In One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt, Andrew moves on to discussing four of his favourite novels; George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and, finally, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

We talk about why these books are great, why Andrew recommends them and ask whether any of them could ever change the mind of an ardent socialist.

Economics In One Lesson:


Brave New World:

Fahrenheit 451:

Atlas Shrugged:

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2 comments on Libertarian Good Reads

  1. Al Jahom says:

    Good effort on the book selection… I’ve ordered a copy of the Hazlitt book. But you seriously undersold Brave New World… I don’t think you mentioned Soma, eugenics or the noble savage at all! Tsk. Such a great book, enjoyable on so many levels.

    If you want to go a bit older, try CS Lewis’s ‘That Hideous Strength’ and then optionally read the other books in the Space Trilogy (that book is the third but it works fine as a standalone novel).

    The other problem with Kindle, BTW, aside of the digital book burning, is more insidious… they issue updates to books… ostensibly this is to correct errors (typos etc) but redacting or abridging ‘offensive’ content is not beneath them or the publishers.

    1. Nic Elliott says:

      Thanks for the recommendations.

      Kindle updates – you’re turning me off of Amazon big time!

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