Jeff Riggenbach

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Jeff Riggenbach (born January 12, 1947) is an American libertarian journalist, author, editor, broadcaster, and educator.[1]

Riggenbach's first book, In Praise of Decadence (1998), argued that the baby boomers turned out to be far more libertarian in their personal philosophy than had been expected.[2]

His second book, Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism (2009), argued that political events and trends in late 20th Century America had led to a rebirth of popular interest in revisionist accounts of American history. In this study of American revisionists, Riggenbach identifies three distinct phases within American revisionism.[3]



  1. Faculty Spotlight Interview: Jeff Riggenbach, 18 March 2010, Ludwig von Mises Institute.
  2. E. J. Dionne, Jr. Booknotes: Why Americans Hate Politics, 25 August 1991, C-SPAN.
  3. Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, "Riggenbach on Revisionism," 12 May 2009, History News Network.