The good people at Basic Books have been kind (or clever) enough to put the first part of In Defense of Flogging up on the book's website...
"Free," you ask, "why would they do that?" Duh... So you love the start, get the cliffhanging end, and buy the book!
Download the pdf file. Link to it. Email it to friends. Seed illegal downloads with the file. Print out the pages and scatter them from planes on the 4th of July weekend. Staple the pages to trees. Paste them to lampposts. Go guerrilla and project the images onto large urban walls. The possibilities are endless.