Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who will retire at the end of his current term, is attending his last Republican National Convention as a sitting congressman and presidential hopeful. This weekend, Paul backers are holding several events in the Tampa, Florida area and he will also be a major presence at the Republican National Convention that starts on Monday.
Reason Senior Editor Brian Doherty's latest book is Ron Paul's Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired. Back on May 2, 2012, he talked with ReasonTV about how the libertarian ob-gyn from the Lone Star State will continue to reshape the Republican Party, national politics, and America's youth long after he's left Congress.
"Ron Paul invented the notion of a populist, activist, modern movement thats transpartisan" says Reason's Brian Doherty
Brian Doherty sat down with ReasonTV to talk about his new book and how Ron Paul has changed politics in America. Doherty wrote about the evolution of the libertarian movement in his 2007 book "Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement". He has been following and writing about Ron Paul and his movement since then. Doherty examines Ron Paul's influence in a new book out May 15, "Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired".
Brian Doherty "documents the meteoric rise of Paul from relative obscurity to national prominence, and examines the fanatically devoted political movement that has arisen around him."
Doherty spoke with ReasonTV in January while covering the Iwoa caucusto talk about Ron Paul's campaign and the movement that has been built around him primarily over the past four years.
Approximately 3:30 minutes.
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