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Charles Murray believes that America's founders had it right--strict limits on the power of the central government and strict protection of the individual are the keys to a genuinely free society. In What It Means to Be a Libertarian, he proposes a government reduced to the barest essentials: an executive branch consisting only of the White House and trimmed-down departments of state, defense, justice, and environment protection; a Congress so limited in power that it meets only a few months each year; and a federal code stripped of all but a handful of regulations.

Combining the tenets of classical Libertarian philosophy with his own highly-original, always provocative thinking, Murray shows why less government advances individual happiness and promotes more vital communities and a richer culture. By applying the truths our founders held to be self-evident to today's most urgent social and political problems, he creates a clear, workable vision for the future.

About the Author

Charles Murray is the author of two of the most widely debated and influential social policy books in recent decades, Losing Ground: American Society Policy 1950-1980 and, with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. The Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Murray lives with his family near Washington, D.C.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767900393
Author:
Murray, Charles
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Murray, Charles
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Parties
Subject:
Libertarianism
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Political Process - Political Parties
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 17
Publication Date:
19971231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
196
Dimensions:
8.54x5.58x.52 in. .57 lbs.

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