This is a great collection of prescient essays if you are a Libertarian. It's also a great read if you are tired of all of the greed and deception of the power-hungry Republicans and Democrats. The essays remind me a little of those found in the books by Walter E. Williams although Rothbard goes into a lot more detail. It was refreshing to read the author's opinion of the insanity of Keynesian economics. Finally, in a chapter where the author was discussing the first Gulf War he had this to say: One Small Plea -- Please, please, won't someone, somewhere, do something, to get the ubiquitous man with the improbable name of "Wolf Blitzer" off the air? I know that it's a small thing to ask amidst the grand follies and tragedies of this war, but it would be so ... blissful.
If that isn't enough to make you want to read this book I don't know what is.