Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

25 Feb 2003, 12:40 p.m.

It Takes Galt's Gulch to Raise a Child

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Libertarian children's books, from The Hobbit to Heinlein.

Update: Man, I hadn't thought about Galt's Gulch in a long time. For those of you who haven't wasted hours of your life on Atlas Shrugged, Galt's Gulch is the hidden libertarian paradise (the one Seth Finkelstein calls Libertopia). If I could stomach reading the thing again, I'd write up the outrageous childrearing practices of Galt's Gulch inhabitants, or you could do it yourself. I feel ill just thinking about it.