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Everywhere in America, the forces of digitization, innovation, and personalization are expanding our options and bettering the way we live. Everywhere, that is, except in our politics. There we are held hostage to an eighteenth century system, dominated by two political parties whose ever-more-polarized rhetorical positions mask a mutual interest in maintaining a stranglehold on power.

The Declaration of Independents is a compelling and extremely entertaining manifesto on behalf of a system better suited to the future — one structured by the essential libertarian principles of free minds and free markets. Gillespie and Welch profile libertarian innovators, identify the villains propping up the ancient regime, and take aim at do-something government policies that hurt most of those they claim to protect. Their vision will resonate with a wide swath of frustrated citizens and young voters, born after the Cold War's end, to whom old tribal allegiances, prejudices, and hang-ups about everything from hearing a foreign language on the street to gay marriage to drug use simply do not make sense.

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"An enthusiastic, entertaining libertarian critique of American politics, brimming with derision for the status quo and optimism for the future and confident of the right direction." Kirkus

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"An important book and lively read." Examiner

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A wonderful future awaits — if we can set ourselves free from our archaic and dysfunctional political system.

About the Author

Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch are the editors, respectively, of Reason.tv and Reason magazine. Gillespie writes often for the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, and is a regular guest on Fox News. Welch, author of McCain: The Myth of a Maverick, is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times (where he used to work), the New York Post, Bloggingheads.tv, and talk radio around the country.

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ISBN:
9781586489380
Author:
Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Welch, Matt
Author:
Gillespie, Nick
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
General
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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