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The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America

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

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“A well-written, easily accessible manifesto on how libertarian ideas and anti-authoritarianism can help change the world, and how they will one way or another, whether we like it or not. . . .” —Forbes

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“These incurably upbeat journalists with Reason magazine believe that not even government, try as it will, can prevent onrushing social improvement…. The Declaration of Independents is suitable reading for this summer of debt-ceiling debate, which has been a proxy for a bigger debate, which is about nothing less than this: What should be the nature of the American regime?” —George Will, Washington Post

The Declaration of Independents is a refreshing political book in that it kind of, well, hates politics, and its worth reading on this issue alone…. An important read with solid insight into todays political mess.” —RealClearPolitics

“This is the up-to-date statement of libertarianism. Not warmed-over right-wing politics, but real, true-blooded libertarianism in the sense of loving liberty and wanting to find a new path toward human flourishing.” —Tyler Cowan, Marginal Revolution

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:
9781610391009
Author:
Gillespie, Nick
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Welch, Matt
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Political Parties
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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A wonderful future awaits--if we can set ourselves free from our archaic and dysfunctional political system
"Synopsis" by ,
“A well-written, easily accessible manifesto on how libertarian ideas and anti-authoritarianism can help change the world, and how they will one way or another, whether we like it or not. . . .” —Forbes
"Synopsis" by ,
“These incurably upbeat journalists with Reason magazine believe that not even government, try as it will, can prevent onrushing social improvement…. The Declaration of Independents is suitable reading for this summer of debt-ceiling debate, which has been a proxy for a bigger debate, which is about nothing less than this: What should be the nature of the American regime?” —George Will, Washington Post

The Declaration of Independents is a refreshing political book in that it kind of, well, hates politics, and its worth reading on this issue alone…. An important read with solid insight into todays political mess.” —RealClearPolitics

“This is the up-to-date statement of libertarianism. Not warmed-over right-wing politics, but real, true-blooded libertarianism in the sense of loving liberty and wanting to find a new path toward human flourishing.” —Tyler Cowan, Marginal Revolution

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