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« on: May 11, 2016, 01:31:48 PM »
 

Adam Kokesh

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After I wrote FREEDOM!, I thought I would write a 20 book series, all in the same format, (100 pages, easy to read, unobjectionable) so that there would be a book for every topic that people wanted to get into further, but realized that work has already been done! If you're looking to get deeper into a topic covered in FREEDOM! please see the table of contents with references and related works for each section below.

Please help me complete this by adding your suggestions below. If I like them, I'll add them to this original post.

[temporary note: I just started this to get the ball rolling, but will come back and flesh out what I can off the top of my head and see if I can recover the old thread like this from the AVTM forums.]

Introduction

1. The Philosophy

I. Freedom

II. Government

III. Statism

IV. Property

V. Voluntaryism

2. A Brief History of Power

I. Evolution of the Government Racket

II. Patriotism

III. Propaganda

IV. Government VS Technology

3. War

I. The Greatest Crime Against Freedom

II. Soldiering

III. The Motivation for War

IV. The Isolation of Intervention

V. Foreign Aid

VI. War on Terror

VII. Real Security

4. Personal Security

I. Life is Fragile

II. Justice

III. The Police State

IV. Courts

V. Incarceration

VI. Self-Defense

VII. Sexual Assault

5. Taxation

I. Taxation is Theft

II. Money & Banking as Theft

III. Why So Complicated?

IV. Land Theft & Property Taxes

V. Intergenerational Child Abuse

6. Economics

I. The Free Trade Ideal

II. Money

III. Corporations & Unions

IV. Infrastructure & Utilities

V. Ostracism & Boycott

VI. Everything is Economics

7. Other Destructive Rackets

I. Schooling

II. Medical Care

III. Welfare

IV. Prohibition

V. Protecting the Environment

VI. Intellectual Property
 
8. Government & Love

I. Sex, Marriage, & Family

II. Children’s Rights

III. The Evolution of Parenting

IV. Bullying

V. Racism

9. True Personal Freedom

I. Emotional Slavery

II. Health Freedom

III. Work Freedom

IV. Happiness Causes Freedom
 
10. The Future of Freedom

I. The Asymptote

II. The Internet Effect

III. The Paradigm Shift

IV. Education, Activism, & Agorism

V. Localization

VI. Is This a Revolution?

Afterword

About the Author
   Adam Kokesh on Wikipedia
   Adam Kokesh on YouTube
Just read the book.
 

Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 02:38:33 PM »
 

ThoughtWater

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Stefan Molyneux's work (almost) goes without saying, but I'll mention some of his free ebooks that pertain closest to the topics covered in FREEDOM!

On Truth: The Tyranny of Illusion, Universally Preferable Behaviour (UPB): A Rational Proof of Secular Ethics, and Real-Time Relationships: The Logic of Love

While at times a bit wordy, I think that these 3 draw striking parallels between mental slavery and the statist paradigm.


Also, I'd like to suggest The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. At its core this book draws attention to the social conditioning present in the mind of every human, which at this point in history unavoidably contains more than enough statist components to make your head spin. Actually, all 3 of the above Molyneux books touch on principles covered in The Four Agreements, but Ruiz's writing style is much more heart-resonant - carrying a distinct advantage when dealing with such personal issues.
Love is that which enables choice.
Love is always stronger than fear.
Always choose on the basis of love.
 

Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 12:18:11 PM »
 

ThoughtWater

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Another great book is Liberty Defined by Jim Limber Davis - very similar to FREEDOM! in its streamlined, conversational approach.
Love is that which enables choice.
Love is always stronger than fear.
Always choose on the basis of love.
 

Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 12:42:12 PM »
 

Adam Kokesh

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ThoughtWater - Thanks for the great suggestions! Could you give me links and what sections they should go under? If you could cite as many of Molyneux's works as would be helpful, I'll add them to each section.
Just read the book.
 

Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 03:26:29 PM »
 

ThoughtWater

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Will do, Adam.
Love is that which enables choice.
Love is always stronger than fear.
Always choose on the basis of love.
 

Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 08:17:35 AM »
 

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I really liked the book "The State vs. the People: The Rise of the American Police State".  It's by the cats who run the "Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership".  It's a pretty good read.  I like it because it has tons of historical examples to back up what it's saying.  Here it is on Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/State-vs-People-American-Police/dp/096423047X

I think this book would go great with section 4 (personal security) Article III (the police state)


Hope all is well!
 

Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 11:08:27 PM »
 

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The first thing that comes to mind is Wikipedia.  The whole Wiki program is an excellent idea. I just wish it was a little easier to update, but Wiki is a FREE product and who doesn't like FREE and FREEDOM?
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Re: For Further Reading
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2016, 08:25:40 PM »
 

k.n.carter

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Though it would probably be boring to someone who doesn't particularly care for the topic this work discusses, Andrew Mellon's Taxation: The People's Business is a great transitional book. By this I mean if one is currently under the belief that taxes are an absolute necessity, he or she will not likely be easily convinced that taxation is theft. When I first read Mellon's book, I already recognized the evils of taxation, but the principles he discusses helped me bring at least two individuals closer to the "taxation is theft" conclusion. If we could summarize this book, I think it would be an excellent way to help nudge the fiscally conservative (at least) towards our desired conclusion.
“The collection of any taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny." -Calvin Coolidge
 

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For further reading, my brother was kind enough to gift to me The Communist Manifesto for Christmas. I believe I will return the gift with FREEDOM.
 

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Free To Choose - Milton Friedman - Chapter 6: Economics
Economics in One Lesson - Henry Hazlett - Chapter 6: Economics
The Creature from Jekyll Island - Edward Griffin - Chapter 5, Section II: Money and banking as theft (also touches on many other chapters and is a must read)
Freakonomics - Steven Levitt - Chapter 6 Section VI: Everything is Economics