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FFF Speaker Spotlight: Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. and Robert Higgs


Ever since I discovered libertarianism, two of my foremost heroes have been — and continue to be — Lew Rockwell and Bob Higgs, who will both be speaking at our exciting upcoming June 6-8 conference “Restoring the Republic 2008: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties.”

Lew is president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, which he founded in 1981. It is the foremost website devoted to the promulgation of the free-market school of thought known as “Austrian economics.” He is also the editor of six books and the author of thousands of articles appearing in journals, magazines, and newspapers as well as a commentator for radio and television.

Lew is also the founder and editor of LewRockwell.com, the leading daily libertarian page of articles on the Internet. Six days a week, LRC readers are treated to an array of hard-hitting, passionate, educational, and entertaining articles on all aspects of libertarian thought, especially with respect to foreign policy and civil liberties. LRC is one of the websites that I visit every day.

Bob Higgs, who serves as senior fellow in political economy for the Independent Institute, is the author of Crisis and Leviathan, which has become a classic in the libertarian movement. Having earned his doctorate in economics at Johns Hopkins University, he is the author of seven other books, the most recent of which are Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy (2006) and Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government (2007).

Bob’s articles have appeared in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Financial Times. He also has appeared on many radio and television programs, including on NPR, NBC, ABC, C-SPAN, PBS, and Voice of America.

If I were asked to list libertarian authors whose intellectual integrity is impeccable, Lew Rockwell and Bob Higgs would certainly be in my Top 10 list. When liberty is once again restored to our land, Lew Rockwell and Bob Higgs will have played a major role in that achievement. If you have never heard them speak, now is your chance to do so. And if you have heard them speak, you surely know that it’s worth it to hear them again.

To register for the conference, go to our conference website or call us at 703-934-6101. Remember to make your hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency Reston after you register for the conference; be sure to mention the FFF conference to secure the special discounted rate of $149 per night, which is incredibly cheap for a Hyatt in the D.C. area in June.

Don’t delay! Register today!


Jacob Hornberger
The Future of Freedom Foundation

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But What About the Children?” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Prison Nation” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

The Inflation Monster and Its Owner” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

What If Public Schools Were Abolished?” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

The War on Recession” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

Other Articles by LewRockwell.com




Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government

Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy

Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government

Opposing the Crusader State: Alternatives to Global Interventionism

The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today

Truncating the Antecedents

Military Spending / GDP = Nonsense for Budget Making Policy

An Economic Analysis of National Reconstruction at Gunpoint

Libertarian Foreign Policy in the Hobbesian Crosshairs: A Reply to Bret Stephens

Wartime Origins of Modern

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    Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. He was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and received his B.A. in economics from Virginia Military Institute and his law degree from the University of Texas. He was a trial attorney for twelve years in Texas. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Dallas, where he taught law and economics. In 1987, Mr. Hornberger left the practice of law to become director of programs at the Foundation for Economic Education. He has advanced freedom and free markets on talk-radio stations all across the country as well as on Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and Greta van Susteren shows and he appeared as a regular commentator on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show Freedom Watch. View these interviews at LewRockwell.com and from Full Context. Send him email.