Harrison Hoover

Research Assistant

Harrison Hoover and his wife Kylee help run a small beef farm in north-central Pennsylvania. They are also beginning to build up their own self-sufficient homestead. He recently graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.A. in political science. Harrison first found the idea of Christian libertarianism (and anarchism) while attending Grove City College, and was heavily influenced by fellow LCC contributor, Dawson Kiser, to pursue the thought of a free society. Harrison considers himself a Christian before any other title, however, in the realm of libertarianism he sees himself as a market anarchist and pacifist. Some of his more conceptual interests include counter economics, cooperative markets, intentional communities, history, regenerative agriculture, ecology, and private charity. His hobbies include hiking, bouldering, brewing kombucha, cooking, gardening, foraging, baking bread, photography, woodworking, and poetry.

Favorite Figures

  • Frédéric Bastiat
  • Arle Brooks (Harrison’s great-grandfather)
  • Murray Bookchin
  • Henry David Thoreau

Must Reads

  • A Spontaneous Order: A Capitalist Case for a Free Society by Chase Rachels
  • We the Offenders by Arle Brooks
  • On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State by Joseph R. Strayer
  • The State by Franz Oppenheimer
  • The Bastiat Collection by the Mises Institute
  • Studies in Mutualist Political Economy by Kevin Carson
  • Counter-Economics: From the Back Alleys to the Stars by Samuel Konkin III
  • No Treason by Lysander Spooner
  • Chaos Theory by Robert Murphy
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand

Favorite Films

  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Revenant
  • Donnie Darko
  • Master and Commander
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • End of Tour

Fun Fact

Harrison was born in Sicily, and once sat one seat behind Scarlett Johansson on a plane to Scotland.

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