I’m delighted to announce the contents of the Winter issue of The Objective Standard, which goes to press this Tuesday and will be mailed and posted in mid November.

The issue includes the following.

  • My essay, “Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism,” examines libertarianism in the spirit of Frédéric Bastiat, taking into account not only what is seen, but also what is not seen. The article zeros in on the essence of libertarianism, exposes major and fundamental problems with the ideology, compares it to radical capitalism, and shows why only the latter provides viable advocacy and defense of freedom.
  • “Education in a Free Society,” by C. Bradley Thompson, picks up where Thompson’s essay “The New Abolitionism: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of our Time” left off. Here Thompson asks and answers questions such as: What would a fully free market in education look like? How would it work? Would it provide quality, affordable education for all children, including those from lower-income families? If so, how?
  • “Louis Pasteur: A Light That Brightens More and More,” by Ross England, surveys the life and accomplishments of this remarkable scientist, who, “once internationally revered, is now largely unknown—remembered, if at all, only for his invention of pasteurization.” England shows why “Pasteur deserves to be remembered as more than a portmanteau on the side of a milk jug,” and he proceeds to do beautiful justice to this brilliant man of reason.
  • Movies reviewed in this issue are The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian; and Notorious, directed by Alfred Hitchcock (both reviewed by Scott McConnell).
  • Books reviewed are Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism, by Alan S. Kahan (reviewed by Richard M. Salsman); The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, by David Stockman (reviewed by Robert Garmong); The Emergent Reader Series, by Laura Appleton-Smith (reviewed by Daniel Wahl); and The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World’s Poorest People Are Educating Themselves, by James Tooley (reviewed by Kevin Douglas).

As always, in addition to the articles and reviews, the issue includes a sampling of posts from TOS Blog.

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