Murray Rothbard called the 1987 book Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs "a blockbuster of a book."
He went on to say that it was "one of the most important of the last decade. It is that rare and wondrous combination: scholarly and hard-hitting, lucidly written and libertarian as well."
Nobel laureate James Buchanan said of the book, "an important, powerful and profoundly disturbing book."
But the most interesting comment about the book may now be this one. The comment appears on the inside cover of the 2012, 25th anniversary, edition. :
"I just read Crisis and Leviathan. Wonderful Work! I will try to stem the tide of emergency on Capitol Hill with your inspiration!"
It is signed: Mike Pence, Governor of Indiana and former U.S. congressman.