Friday, July 18, 2014

The 17 Books Scrubbed From Rand Paul's Web Site

As Rand Paul continues to scramble to present views more amenable to the establishment elite, his moves get more and more obvious, outrageous and daring. He has now scrubbed from his Senate web page  17 books that once comprised a reading list that was identified as a list of books for "anyone interested in freedom and the role of government in a free society." In my earlier report on the scrubbing (SEE Rand Paul Scrubs His Father's Book From His Web Site), I wrote on the foreign policy books scrubbed by Rand, but it goes well beyond that and includes classics by Mises, Hayek and Hazlitt, and several books by his farther, including End the Fed.

As a public service, here are the 17 books that Rand scrubbed from his web site:

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater

Human Action by Ludwig von Mises

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul

End the Fed by Ron Paul

A Foreign Policy of Freedom by Ron Paul

Meltdown by Tom Woods

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression by Robert Murphy

Broke by Glenn Beck

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt

The New American Militarism: How Americans are seduced by war by Andrew Bacevich

Blowback by Chalmer Johnson

Imperial Hubris by Michael Scheuer

Where the Right Went Wrong by Patrick Buchanan

Silent Night:The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce  by Sidney Weintraub


  1. And the selling of his soul continues.....

  2. What a damn shame. People called it early that he would not carry on his father's legacy, however. I don't know who will at this point in time.

    1. Amash seems pretty good - although still falls short of Ron in many ways.

    2. Yes, what a shame. More proof that the entire system is corrupted and compromised beyond repair from within. The only repair will come from without them at the local state level...

  3. It is to laugh.
    But seriously. The next step is for Rand to change his last name. There's no way around it. It will be a quiet ceremony in the home of, say, Mitch McConnell. It will be a pleasant affair. The new Mr Rand Reagan will emerge from the ceremony cleansed of his hereditary sins.

  4. Very disappointing, but not surprising. Looks to me like a damn good reading list. The way Rand keeps going, if he gets the nomination I will continue to sit out the election, or vote libertarian.

  5. He'll have to change his first name too.

  6. While I would be mostly likely to believe this is simply to keep from having to discuss and defend these books rather then focus on his message when attacked, rather than he has changed his views, those of you that think otherwise will still be able to switch your support to Hillary Clinton.

  7. Please provide a link to the book list. I can't seem to find any book list on any of his websites.

  8. He removed the entire Student page from his website. Your blog post above makes it sound like he censored the above list from other readings. Man, your bias is really showing through.

  9. No Milton Friedman?

    1. "Milton Friedman is the Establishment's Court Libertarian."
      -Murray Rothbard