Defending the Undefendable
|Subject||moral philosophy, political economy|
|1976; 2008 Mises Institute edition|
|LC Class||HB95 .B58|
Defending the Undefendable is a book by Walter Block originally published in 1976. Marcus Epstein describes the book as defending "pimps, drug dealers, blackmailers, corrupt policemen, and loan sharks as 'economic heroes'." It has been translated into ten foreign languages.
Cable news pundit John Stossel said of it, "Defending the Undefendable... opened my eyes to the beauties of libertarianism. It explains that so much of what is assumed to be evil – is not." In 2011, writing that economics "illuminates what common sense overlooks", Stossel called the book "eye-opening" and detailed its contents.
- Walter Block, Defending the Defendable book reprint, Ludwig von Mises Institute, 2008 version.
- Defending the Truly Undefendable
- Walter Block faculty page, Loyola University New Orleans, accessed July 31, 2013.
- American Spectator, December, 2006, p. 37.
- John Stossel, Almost Everything We're Taught Is Wrong, Using economics to explode fallacies, Reason, August 25, 2011.