interviewed in
May 1994

Tibor Machan is a professor of philosophy at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1939, but was smuggled out of that country to Munich, Germany at the age of 14. He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1956, and later served in the U.S. Air Force. Machan earned his undergraduate degree from New York University in 1965, an M.A. degree from N.Y.U. in 1966, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1971. Professor Machan is the author and editor of several books, including his first The Pseudo-Science of B.F. Skinner (1973), Human Rights and Human Liberties (1975), The Main Debate (1987), Commerce and Morality (1988), Individuals and Their Rights (1989), Liberty and Culture (1989), Capitalism and Individualism (1990) and two new books due before years' end, the Virtue of Liberty and Private Rights and Public Illusions.

Professor Machan has also been published in innumerable scholarly journals and newspapers and magazines. This interview has been conducted by Jack Criss who lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi.


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