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Harry Browne, RIP

Harry Browne, former Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, writer on business and the author of the very interesting book, How I Found Freedom In an Unfree World, has died. Here is an article about his life and contribution to the libertarian political cause in the United States.

I think his book cited above is the thing I am most grateful to Browne for. It points out the many ways in which, right now, you can make your life freer, less dependent on the State and open your eyes to making the most of life without waiting for someone’s permission. At a time when the prospects for liberty seem rather gloomy in some ways, that is a good message to spread around.

I am sure those closer to the coalface of U.S. politics might have less kind things to say about Browne’s activities in the LP, but I’ll leave that to others if they are so inclined.

19 comments to Harry Browne, RIP

  • Paul Marks

    Yes it was sad news.

  • Paul Marks

    Yes it was sad news.

  • permanent expat

    Required reading: “How I found Freedom in an Unfree World.”………..the ultimate personal eye-opener.

  • Freeman

    Yes, it is sad news but his book is FROM £49.19 for the paperback, and there are no Customer Reviews.

  • permanent expat

    Freeman: (good name!)……………it’s worth every penny.

  • Midwesterner

    There are some reviews here.(Link) (if the link works)

  • Bernie

    I am saddened to hear about this. I have listened to many of his talks and read many of his articles. He had a very succinct style and got his points across very well.

  • I quite agree Johnathon. “How I found freedom…” is a classic.

  • Freeman


    Thanks for the note about reviews. Interesting that the price is £49.19 on Amazon.co.uk but only $39.90 on Amazon.com

  • Joshua

    Thanks for the note about reviews. Interesting that the price is £49.19 on Amazon.co.uk but only $39.90 on Amazon.com

    I don’t keep up with the exchange rate, but isn’t that about right?

    barnesandnoble.com doesn’t even have it available.

  • Freeman


    I think you got the exchange rate calculation the wrong way round!

  • Joshua

    HAHA!!! So I did! How embarassing…

  • josef stalin

    good riddance to bad rubbish

  • The Last Toryboy

    Another one in the millions eh Uncle Joe? 😉

  • RAB

    “God bless the child that’s got its own”

    Billy Holliday

  • David Crawford

    It’s ironic but as I read your post there was a TV ad for the movie “V for Vengeange”.

    The tag-line was:

    People should not be afraid of their government. Government should be afraid of their people.

  • Johnathan Pearce

    David, thanks. I am definitely going to see that movie!

    Joseph Stalin, go fuck yourself. Repeatedly.

  • David Crawford


    I screwed up the title. It’s actually “V for Vendetta”.

    It’s funny, you can hear something, and then, 30 seconds later, completely mis-write what you heard.

  • Dale Amon

    As I said on our internal editorial list, this is a great loss to all Libertarians. While I did not always agree with Harry, I did always find him a true gentleman.

    We will miss him.