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

Nick Gillespie (Author) Matt Welch (Author)
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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 it's worth reading on this issue alone.... An important read with solid insight into today's 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

Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
PublicAffairs
Publish Date
June 26, 2012
Pages
267
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781610391009
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About the Author

Nick Gillespie is the editor-in-chief of the websites Reason.tv and Reason.com and Matt Welch heads up the print edition of Reason, which since 1968 has been "a kick-ass, no-holds-barred political magazine" (New York Post) whose "refusal to carry water for the Republicans or Democrats is deeply refreshing in this age of partisan bickering" (Folio).

Reviews


Kirkus, May 5, 2011

"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."
Marginal Revolution, May 20, 2011

"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."

Washington Examiner, June 26, 2011

"An important book and lively read."

Forbes.com, July 4, 2011

"A fun and ultimately positive look at how anti-authoritarianism, entrepreneurship and independence have led to one revolution after another in the way we think about the world, the products we buy, and the jobs we end up getting (or creating for ourselves).... It's a good book, 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. Just as importantly, the book is uplifting, optimistic and full of energy."

RealClearPolitics, July 5, 2011