Memoirs of a Superfluous Man
by Albert Jay Nock

This book conveys Nock's view of life and the influences that shaped his thinking. His attitude toward the state and its wars puts him on the libertarian plane high above the mass of men. He sees things as they are with respect to the state.

Other aspects of his view include snobbishness and pessimism. He also seems unable to commit himself to any deep emotions, causes, or beliefs. In the end he comes across as irresponsible and immature.

Year Read: 1973


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