As regular readers know, I’ve become quite a fan of libertarian Tom Woods. He has a daily podcast which I listen to religiously, and he has published several books, many of which I have read, and more of which are on the “To Read” pile. He is the guy behind Liberty Classroom, and has prepared video/audio home school classes for high school students that can be appreciated by adults, about government and Western Civilization. I have purchased these courses and listened to more than 20 lessons in each course, and have learned a lot from each.
I don’t agree with Woods about everything, but I agree with him on an awful lot. He’s a great and entertaining writer and communicator, and his books are jam-packed with useful information.
Woods has a new book out: Real Dissent: A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion. So far it looks like it’s great — and it’s only four bucks on the Kindle.
So: I have decided to reward people who have helped me out by sending them a free copy of the Kindle version of this book. True, it’s only $4, but that bargain-basement price allows me to share the book with a lot of people. It’s a real book — the print version runs 347 pages, and it covers a wide range of interesting libertarian topics.
Is there a catch? Well, sure, lots of ’em!
First of all, if I send it to you, I’d like you to make a real effort to read it. It’s a collection of shorter pieces, so feel free to browse the table of contents and start with whatever seems the most interesting.
Second, I’m going to limit the giveaway to the first 25 people who ask. (I may expand it to 50, but I have no plans to give away more than 50. I don’t have time for that.)
Third, I am going to give priority to people who have helped me out — including subscribers, people who have made donations, and people who have signed up for Woods’s Liberty Classroom (I get an always-disclosed kickback from that).
(Subscribers and people who have donated to me get the book, period, whether you’re the first person asking, the 26th, the 51st, or the 100th. Just tell me.)
That’s pretty much it. Tell me you’re going to read it, be someone who has helped me out (or who will), and I’ll send you the book.
Here’s what you have to do: email me at patterico AT gmail DOT com. Put “Tom Woods book” in the subject line. In the email, provide with with an email address that you have a Kindle or a Kindle app registered to. (You don’t need a Kindle to use a Kindle app.) Typically, that will be the email address that you use to access your Amazon account. When you send me the request, make sure to tell me that the email address you are providing is the one you have a Kindle app registered to. If you don’t tell me that, I am going to reply and ask you, because I’m not spending $4 without knowing for sure that it’s going to work.
If you want to tell me in the email how you’ve helped me out, it couldn’t hurt your chances — depending on the volume of requests I get.
I start a trial pretty soon, so give me a month, although my goal is to try to turn around requests as soon as I get them.
This book really looks great, folks. There’s a lot of stuff on the free market and the Fed and libertarian ideas in general. And Woods (like yours truly) has had an Internet fight with Mark Levin and lived to tell the tale — and his responses to Levin are part of the book. Anyone with an interest in libertarian ideas at any level will no doubt find something to enjoy. Even if you’re not a libertarian — in fact, especially if you’re not a libertarian — give it a try.
Let the giveaway begin!