Monday, September 29, 2014

Tom Woods: What I Did on the One Year Anniversary

My Conversation with Ron Paul: Libertarianism and Its Critics

Ron Paul interviewed me for his program on Voices of Liberty earlier this month. We discussed foreign policy, noninterventionism, critics of libertarianism, and more. Ron referred to a forthcoming book of mine, slated for release on October 14: Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion. More on that in the next item.

Ron Paul and Tom Woods: Libertarianism and Its Critics
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My New Book: Coming October 14

Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion will be released on October 14. The link takes you to the pre-order page for the Kindle edition; pages for the paperback edition and the audiobook will be ready soon.

I am really thrilled with this book, which I told you a bit about last time. From the foreword by Ron Paul:

"During my presidential campaigns, Tom Woods wrote some of the most effective replies to some of my unkindest critics. His responses were always informed, funny, and devastating....

"The book you hold in your hands is great fun to read, but also filled with useful debating points that will come in handy as you make the case for the free society with friends and family. In endorsing one of Tom’s previous books I called him one of the libertarian movement’s brightest and most prolific scholars. Tom and I have worked together closely over the years, and I am delighted to commend his new book to you. You will enjoy it, and profit from it."

People who support my show will of course receive the Kindle edition automatically. Thanks to all my Supporting Listeners out there! I honestly couldn't do what I do without you.

Shows You May Have Missed

Here's what we've covered on the Tom Woods Show since I last wrote to you:

Murray Rothbard: His Life and Work
Tom discusses the life of Murray Rothbard with Lew Rockwell, founder and chairman of the

The Revolutionary War and the Destruction of the Continental
Tom discusses inflation during the American Revolution.

Photography Is Not a Crime
Carlos Miller, creator of and author of 
The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, talks about documenting police abuse.

Why Arguments for Government Don't Work
Michael Huemer, a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey, explains the fallacies of the Hobbesian argument for government and discusses the problems of democracy.

The State of Freedom in Canada
Redmond Weissenberger of the Ludwig von Mises Institute Canada talks health care, government spending, political correctness, and more.

The War on ISIS: Another Round of Idiocy
Scott Horton explains why the campaign against ISIS is counterproductive and makes no sense.

Could the 'Taylor Rule' Have Prevented the Housing Bubble?
Mateusz Machaj of the University of Wrocław dismantles the fashionable "Taylor Rule" for guiding Fed policy.

One Year of the Tom Woods Show! Tom Takes on More Myths
Tom discusses child labor, working-hours legislation, the minimum wage, and how to tell your kids their textbooks are screwy.

The Transition from Communism: The Case of Poland
Professor Mateusz Machaj returns to the show to discuss Polish life under communism, how the transition came about, and what happened next.

If you haven't already, please subscribe to the Tom Woods Show on iTunes or Stitcher so you don't miss an episode. I release a new episode every weekday!

Those Ron Paul Homeschool Courses

I haven't exactly made it a secret that I've been creating courses for the Ron Paul homeschool program. Two of those -- Western Civilization to 1492 and Introduction to Government -- can now be purchased directly from me, in case you want just my courses and don't want to have to pay the yearly Ron Paul Curriculum fee. The place to go is

Adults who want to increase their knowledge in a great many areas -- just click on one of the courses above to see for yourself -- will also appreciate these courses. You will not feel talked down to, I assure you.

Incidentally, if you are even slightly on the fence about the Ron Paul homeschool program, I strongly urge you to click on and check out the benefits. It's a persuasive case, for sure.

See You in NYC and Boise!

I'll be speaking at LibertyFest 5 in New York City on October 11. I'll be joined by Tom Woods Show guests Bob Murphy, Stephan Kinsella, and more. See you then!

And I've just received details about my event in Boise on October 25. It'll take place at the Riverside Hotel; click here for tickets.

Thanks for reading!