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Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?
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Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation
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Gun Control in the Third Reich
By Stephen P. Halbrook
The Nazi regime disarmed and repressed its enemies.
The Terrible 10
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In the 20th century Americans were the victims of disastrous government policies.
Global Crossings
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The free-market perspective on immigration in the 21st century.
The Power of Habeas Corpus in America
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Tells the history of habeas corpus from medieval England to modern America.
Risky Business
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Market-based insurance should be celebrated for its innovation and competitiveness.
Crisis and Leviathan (25th Anniversary Edition)
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Expansions in government power threaten both civil and economic liberties.
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The free market offers the best solutions for quality healthcare.
Living Economics
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