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Robert Nozick

Robert Nozick and the Libertarian Mind

If you had learned your U.S. intellectual history solely from this site over the past four years, you would have seen Robert Nozick’s name explicitly mentioned only once in a post—as a secondary reference. His name has appeared indirectly, in a few books reviewed or mentioned here, such as Daniel Rodgers’ Age of Fracture. That aside, Nozick has essentially been absent from USIH discussions until today. Why? I’m not sure. So let’s begin at the beginning: Who is Robert Nozick? Born in New York City, he lived from 1938 to 2002. Nozick was a professor at Harvard University, where his Read more