A strong recommendation from John Danaher (Philosophical Disquisitions) is enough to convince me to drop a few bucks on this.
Needless to say, I think that the problem of political authority is the fundamental issue in political philosophy, and I was sorely disappointed by how it was dismissed as an issue in the political philosophy survey course that I took in college. Even those who support political authority should grapple with this issue, because the nature of political authority has profound consequences for determining the appropriate use of political authority (which seems to be what political philosophers care about).
While we're on this topic, I want to reiterate my recommendation of Common Sense, as a beautiful example of how to demolish the perception of political authority ($0, online).
For completeness, here is related content that I noticed:
- Cato Unbound debate featuring Heumer.
- Goodreads reviews
- Bryan Caplan review ; Caplan "criticism"
- Samizdata review.
- Strike-the-root review (inaccessible right now)