I’ve always looked to religion for strategies to spread ideas. I abhor religion, but churches are master vectors of memes. You can look up those words later. My great idea is to settle on one book that so thoroughly explains right from wrong, violence from nonviolence, liberty from slavery, that it could be considered the Torah of the classical liberal world.
Now, there are too many contenders to count, too many august tomes which deserve this honor. But the key to the Ambrahamic religions is that they have one, simple book which explains everything. Of course, there can be many volumes of Talmud to provide deeper insight and to address extant debates within the philosophy, but to the average Joe who has more pressing concerns than politics just needs a Torah, a Bible, to give him a basic understanding of why he must, say, pay for housing instead of voting for housing.
Any readers out there, floating through the blogosphere, please leave suggestions on what you think should be THE book on libertarianism. Not just a great book, but THE book. Then, I’ll make it a poll. We can all pick and choose. And then, who knows? Maybe it will turn into something.
Or maybe it hasn’t yet been written…