This is a seditious book. Its content extols and embraces the purpose and practice of freedom in a very unfree world.Read the vaunted declarations of many of the great prophets of personal freedom. Join Ayn Rand, Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde and many others in their campaign for the freedom of expression, the freedom of thought, the freedom to challenge mass complacency and the crippling status quo. This is a crash course in the subversive art of personal empowerment; a mandate to stand against a world where personal liberty is more of a myth than an actuality.This is a compendium of fiery rhetoric, radical sentiment, and a fearlessness that is often found in places where liberty is still accepted and valued.These outspoken firebrands have taken a stand against the threat of what I like to call, de-liberation, that is the deliberate and systematic stripping away of personal liberty by garnering the consent of the thoughtless and the complacent. You will almost certainly be shocked, offended, and alarmed by some of what you read here, but at the end of the day, I would wager that you will inevitably find yourself impressed and awe inspired; basking in the presence of the truly brilliant and of the undeniably heroic.