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Letter from Chairman and Chief Executive Mary L. G. Theroux

“Books? Nobody reads books anymore!”

Ah, but we reply: peer-reviewed, academic books establish authority, and in this age of relative truth and the substitution of opinion and propaganda in the place of science, Truth and authority are needed more than ever.

Because our books are not topical opinion pieces, they frequently make quite a splash: our newest, for example, David Beito’s The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights: The Untold Story of FDR’s Concentration Camps, Censorship, and Mass Surveillance, just debuted at #1 on Amazon for Civil Rights and Liberties. Combined with Robert Higgs’ masterful work exposing the truth of the New Deal’s prolonging and deepening the Great Depression, this work provides powerful ammunition against those who would emulate the era’s industrial policy, and identity politics, not to mention surveillance overreach and censorship.

Yet our work also stands up remarkably well over time—in several instances becoming only more relevant. For example, The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus, was first published nearly 30 years ago. In a recent interview its co-author, Peter Thiel, called the book “prophetic.”

Of course, we produce our work not to prophesy, but to expand opportunities and forestall assaults on our liberty.

The past three years have shown us the great importance of two other of our classics: Robert Higgs’s Crisis and Leviathan, documenting government’s exploitation of crises and fear to expand its reach into our lives; and our perennial best-seller, Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate, first produced almost 25 years ago, and now in its third edition, continues to reveal the truth of its subtitle. Science is rarely “settled,” and to force consensus as its substitute gives cover to authoritarians pursuing a self-aggrandizing agenda.

Our books are only the foundation. We then enterprisingly utilize every avenue for disseminating their findings, including Love Gov, which delivers a surprising number of lessons in liberty in each of its satirical episodes; and our aggressive traditional media and social media communication campaigns across every channel and in both English and Spanish consistently garner outsized attention—as noted elsewhere, 5 1/2 billion media impressions last year.

We are also very pleased that Dr. Scott Atlas has joined us as Senior Advisor and host of our new podcast beacon for liberty, Independent Truths with Dr. Scott Atlas. Scott and his guests engagingly battle propaganda, hold those responsible for undermining truth and science accountable, and uphold the key tenets of liberty.

So whether you enjoy a good book, or prefer articles, op-eds, memes, podcasts, video interviews, policy reports, satirical videos or short documentaries, we invite you to explore, share, and engage with our rich content—and we are most grateful for your support that enables all that we do!