Defending the Undefendable II: Freedom in All Realms

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As is his wont, Walter Block starts with the principle of homesteading and the non-aggression axiom and applies them inexorably.  Of course, he does so in cases that many, if not most, people, including Walter himself, will find morally repugnant. These exercises are designed to make the case that the purpose of law is to enforce rights, not morality, and that laws designed to do the latter fail, often exacerbating the situation. William Barnett II, Professor of Economics and Chase Bank, Distinguished Professor of International Business, Loyola University New Orleans

I’d like to defend the great defender of the undefendable. In Defending the Undefendable II: Freedom in All Realms, Walter Block shows that straightforward libertarian thinking can illuminate a whole series of hard cases in which government intervention and regulation seem called for. It turns out that even in these extreme situations, leaving people to their own devices will lead to better results and government usually ends up only making matters worse. Block may at first seem to be a master of paradox but really he’s just a master of common sense. Paul A. Cantor, author of The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Defending the Undefendable II: Freedom in All Realms is a worthy, indispensable sequel to Defending the Undefendable, written in a fun, punchy, and accessible style, but with no punches pulled. Echoing MacBride’s advice for the earlier book, „I suggest buying two copies: one for yourself and one for the person you want most to catch up with you.” Agree or disagree, you will surely enjoy reading this book. Stephan Kinsella, Executive Editor, Libertarian Papers, Director, Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom

Walter Block’s daring, funny, iconoclastic Defending the Undefendable is a libertarian classic. In this sequel Block defends even more of society’s hidden heroes, those unfairly maligned entrepreneurs, workers, and capitalists who create value through free and voluntary interaction, and he does it in the same colorful and engaging style. Peter G. Klein, Executive Director, Ludwig von Mises Institute USA

In an age when all too many people run for cover when their controversial neighbors evoke the ire of intellectual elites, Walter Block heroically comes to the rescue. You don’t have to agree with him on everything to respect his thoughtfulness on behalf of the unpopular and the misunderstood. Liberty’s very survival depends upon such courage! Lawrence W. Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education

Walter Block is the most courageous of libertarian economists. No issue is too tough for the application of solid principles―and that makes him unique. I find him to be absolutely consistent in his logic, clear enough for anyone to grasp, and bold enough to take on any and all challengers. On top of it all, he’s provocative and fun to read. Ken Schoolland, Associate Professor of Economics at Hawaii Pacific University, President of the International Society for Individual Liberty, and a member of the Board of Scholars of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

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