Striking the Root

Striking the Root

$19.95


“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root,” wrote Henry David Thoreau.

In Striking the Root, FEE president Lawrence W. Reed identifies the root of many of America’s evils today: a failure to recognize that government rests on the use of force. This fundamental feature of government may be a boon when used to protect our individual freedoms, but it is a bane when used to diminish these freedoms in pursuit of a political faction’s idea of a good cause.