WAR AND LIBERTY: WISDOM FROM LEONARD E. READ AND F. A. ‘BALDY’ HARPER

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  • Christopher J. Coyne,

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    1. Mercatus Center and Department of Economics at George Mason University
      Christopher J. Coyne is the F. A. Harper Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center and a member of the Department of Economics at George Mason University (ccoyne3@gmu.edu).
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  • Nicholas A. Snow

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    1. Mercatus Center at George Mason University
      Nicholas A. Snow is a PhD Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (nsnow@gmu.edu).
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Christopher J. Coyne is the F. A. Harper Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center and a member of the Department of Economics at George Mason University (ccoyne3@gmu.edu).

Nicholas A. Snow is a PhD Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (nsnow@gmu.edu).

Abstract

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Leonard E. Read's Conscience on the Battlefield and F. A. ‘Baldy’ Harper's In Search of Peace. This article reviews the main themes of these anti-war pamphlets and argues that the ideas contained within are as important and relevant today as they were 60 years ago.

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