As part of Cato’s new libertarianism.org project, they’ve started up a series of recommended reading lists – introductions to libertarianism, libertarian theory, libertarian history and so forth. However, they also have a section for “critics of liberty” that I was very interested to read, and thought I’d share with you.
Here’s how they introduce it:
It’s not enough to be familiar with the major libertarian thinkers and their arguments. A well-informed advocate of liberty must also understand and appreciate the positions of those thinkers who disagree with libertarianism. The works on this list offer a comprehensive introduction to many of the most intriguing, enduring, and forceful attacks on libertarianism—as well as positive arguments for visions incompatible with the philosophy of liberty.
You can find the full list here, together with reasons as to why libertarians should read each of them. I’d advise you to check it out (I’ve already ordered one of them on Amazon!)