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John Holt: Libertarian Outsider | by Jeff Riggenbach

Uploaded on Feb 19, 2011
The Ludwig von Mises Institute presents The Libertarian Tradition, a weekly podcast with Jeff Riggenbach.

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The Legacy of John Holt and Growing Without Schooling magazine

John Holt and the Origins of Contemporary Homeschooling by Patrick Farenga

John Holt biography

A Conversation with John Holt (1980)

Growing Without Schooling: An Interview with John Holt, by Robert Gilman

Reading List on John Holt

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Jeff Riggenbach is a libertarian journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator. A member of the Organization of American Historians and a senior fellow at the Randolph Bourne Institute, he has written for such newspapers as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle; such magazines as Reason, Inquiry, and Liberty; and such websites as,, and Drawing on vocal skills he honed in classical and all-news radio in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, Riggenbach has also narrated the audiobook versions of numerous libertarian works.

Riggenbach's first book, In Praise of Decadence (1998), argued that the baby boomers turned out to be far more libertarian in their personal philosophy than had been expected. His second book, Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism (2009), argued that political events and trends in late 20th Century America had led to a rebirth of popular interest in revisionist accounts of American history. In this study of American revisionists, Riggenbach identifies three distinct phases within American revisionism. (Sources: and Wikipedia)

Jeff Riggenbach's official website:

Links to online books and essays by Jeff Riggenbach:

Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism

Meeting Murray Rothbard On the Road to Libertarianism

Isabel Paterson Biography Fills in Gaps in American Intellectual History

The Ecumenical Spirit and the Libertarian Movement

This Movement We Have Chosen

In Defense of the Hack Writer: Critical Reflections on Ayn Rand's The Art of Nonfiction

More online essays available @

Radio Show Interviews:

Lew Rockwell Podcast: Be a Revisionist

Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton

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