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Author: Charles H. Hamilton,Frank Chodorov
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Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov by Charles H. Hamilton,Frank Chodorov

Frank Chodorov profoundly influenced the intellectual development of the post World War II tive movement. These essays have been assembled for the first time from Chodorov's writings in magazines.

Chodorov, Frank (1980). Charles H. Hamilton, ed. Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov. Indianapolis: Liberty Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-13966-72-3. Chodorov, Frank (1962). Out of Step: The Autobiography of an Individualist. New York: Devin-Adair. 50. ^ Chodorov, Frank (1941). Education for a Free Society".

Frank Chodorov (February 15, 1887 – December 28, 1966) was an American member of the Old Right, a group of libertarian thinkers who were non-interventionist in foreign policy and opposed to both the American entry into World War II and the New Deal. Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov (1980). Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana, e. Hamilton, 1980. Economics is not politics.

Frank Chodorov, Charles H. Hamilton (1980). Fugitive essays: selected writings of Frank Chodorov, Liberty Fund Inc. 45 Copy quote. Freedom is essentially a condition of inequality, not equality. Frank Chodorov, Charles H. 27 Copy quote. Popular suffrage is in itself no guarantee of freedom. People can vote themselves into slavery. He was called by Ralph Raico "the last of the Old Right greats. Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov (PDF).

Frank Chodorov had a profound influence on the postwar American Right. Murray N. Rothbard, William F. Buckley J. James J. Martin, and many other exponents of the free market have cited Chodorov’s work as vital to the formation of their worldviews. 5. Hamilton, e. Fugitive Essays: Selected Writings of Frank Chodorov (Indianapolis: Liberty Press, 1980), p. 363.

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Chodorov was a major influence on many of those who would go on to lead the libertarian and conservative movements, including Buckley, M. Stanton Evans, Murray Rothbard, Edmund A. Opitz, and James J. Martin. ed. ISBN 13966-72-XHC. org/files/1730/0126 Bk.

Frank Chodorov profoundly influenced the intellectual development of the post—World War II libertarian/conservative movement. These essays have been assembled for the first time from Chodorov's writings in magazines, newspapers, books, and pamphlets. They sparkle with his individualistic perspective on politics, human rights, socialism, capitalism, education, and foreign affairs.

Reviews: 5
This is one of my most treasured books (among 1,200 or so, in the field of history, political-economics, law). Chodorov was a member of the "Old Right"---the dying breed of paleo-conservatives/libertarians, who opposed the neo-con, totalitarian take-over spear-headed by William F. Buckley, et al. This book illustrates beautifully, with penetrating insight, tight reasoning and artful prose, the failures and deficiencies of central-planning, authoritarianism, big government, collectivism, foreign interventionism, and more...in contrast to the morality and efficiency of Classical Liberalism, Individualism and decentralization. I can never decide which is my favorite Chodorov book, this or "The Rise and Fall of Society." (although this book contains a few of the latter's essays as well).
A collection of 45 essays ranging in topics from natural rights, socialism, individualism, foreign policy, as well as many others, Frank Chodorov lays out these essays with impeccable reasoning and clarity making for an excellent read. Chodorov demonstrates in his writings that he is an independent thinker who doesn't fit into the "left/right" paradigm with whom at times he is highly critical of. He doesn't use ad hominem attacks which is a relief, he just lays out the arguments in a straight forward logical manner which is quite refreshing given our day and age.

Clearly in the writings Chodorov takes issue with the aspects of big communism, but unlike many conservatives who advocated combating communism through military intervention, Chodorov argues that communism should be judged on the merit of its ideas. Chodorov reasons that using force to combat communism you actually submit yourself to the same tactics used by the communists, such as suppressing speech, military intervention, etc. Also, in his defense of nonaggression Chodorov criticizes American Cold War policy which asserts that we must use military force to stop the advancement of the ideals of communism. In the essay Reds Are Natives, he asks how the United States plans to stop the spread of communism in America. First he analysis our techniques of military intervention and then applies that logic domestically showing how such a position is erroneous for both foreign and domestic policies.

Chodorov also has interesting insights into the aspect of what is known as isolationism. He believed that an inherent feature of human nature was centered on the individual and localism. Chodorov thought that people were concerned more with their individual self and what happened locally which makes up "isolationism" instead of being concerned with the international community and policies. He cites the shift in thinking with the policies pursued by Wilson and his Mexican policy to help promote democracy, later taken up by Roosevelt. Wilson used the military force to help back Carranza and basically states that when you use force to undermine the position of the people of a given country, that tends to have an alienating affect upon the people who move toward a hostile position against you. How people can't see this truism which still continues as our foreign policy today is beyond me. With the shift in ideology from "isolation" to interventionism/internationalism, I believe that had a profound impact on our society as a whole. The individualism that once defined our society has transformed us to becoming mere statistics within a vast bureaucracy which I believe is dehumanizing.

Other important aspects of the book include Chodorov's position concerning natural rights as well as taxation. He is critical of people who dismiss natural rights. Also, his essay on Henry David Thoreau is very interesting.

Overall the essays are very insightful and easy to read. I may not agree with everything in this book, however I would recommend this book to anyone interested.
Long before there was such a thing as a libertarian movement, Frank Chodorov was one of the most genial defenders of freedom, of individual rights and sovereignty, and of properly-construed government (sole legitimate business, other than protecting her citizens from enemies abroad and predators - real predators, please, not mere vicemongers - at home: staying the hell out of your business, my business, every citizen's business, until or unless one citizen would abrogate a fellow citizen's equivalent rights) against the improperly consecrated State (which imposes itself upon every last shard of your business, though it be not competent nor Constitutionally sanctioned to do so).
Across these forty-five essays, written with grace, wit, and gentility, you will get to know a clarity of thinking and of feeling uncommon in contemporary sociopolitical writing. You will also get to know a man who suffered neither fools nor collectivists left or right gladly, yet had the surety never to make it a personal or a venal rebuke. I could point to numerous examples of just how lyric, how embracing, was his way of enunciating all the reasons why we should be and remain suspicious of the encroachments of the State against the sovereignty of the individual, but perhaps this will do for an introduction, from his gentle rebuke to the militant wing of the anti-Communist movement, written at the threshold of the Smith Act trial of 1949, "How To Curb The Commies." Here is wisdom we would do wisely to heed even now, as only too many of our fellows seem sooner disposed to a curb upon our freedoms than a healthy defence thereof):
"Heterodoxy is a necessary condition of a free society...Whenever I choose an idea and label it 'right,' I imply the prerogative of another to reject that idea and label it 'wrong.' To invalidate his right is to invalidate mine...The danger, to those who hold freedom as the highest good, is not the ideas the communists espouse but the power they aspire to. Let them rant their heads off - that is their right, which we cannot afford to infringe - but let us keep from them the political means of depriving everybody else of the same right."
As unpretentious and as gently stylish in his way as was his great mentor Albert Jay Nock, Frank Chodorov's championship of freedom should never be purged from what remains of our patrimony.