Liberty and Tyranny

By Mark R. Levin

This book is about freedom versus force. Overbearing governments entail force, an enemy to personal liberty and prosperity. Levin describes the “statist”, a government promoter, one who sees in government solutions to social ills. He does a good job.

I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the last half. The first half dealt with principles of good government in theory. He eventually treated specific programs where the government has gone too far and usurped the role of individuals, markets, families and associations. Being a stickler for examples in persuasive writing, I was surprised to see my enthusiasm wane when he got into specific examples. His general treatment was better reading, surprisingly. It didn’t bog me down at all.

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