Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rick Spencer Published Again!

Our 133 Crew Colleague and Book of the Month Reviewer, Rick Spencer, is periodically published by the Caesar Rodney Institute. A couple of his recent articles relate to books he's reviewed on this blog. To read the two articles, please click on the following:

#1 Individual Liberty vs Government Authority

Here's an excerpt from this article:

While teaching graduate level Economics in Delaware during the 90's, I used The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayekas a required secondary reading. Hayek was the 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics and a proponent of the Austrian school that free markets enhance mankind’s liberty. Every week my students were to write a one-page summary of each chapter, and to report about personal discussions they had with others.

Go here to read Rick's December, 2007, review of The Road to Serfdom, and his April, 2009, Follow-up on this blog.

#2 To Shut the Door on Utopia

Here's an excerpt from this article:

I would refer those lacking such appreciation of this era to The Black Book of Communism by Stephane Courtios, et al, which outlines how Communism was the great and evil story of the twentieth century and at its zenith, ruled a third of mankind. Communism seemed poised to spread indefinitely and then it collapsed like a house of cards. It violated one of the basic tenets of civilization: "Thou shalt not kill."

Go here to read Rick's November, 2007, review of The Black Book of Communism on this blog.

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