Please come out to Reason's smashing new DC offices on Friday, May 11, at 10.30 A.M. to hear the head of The Free State Project, Varrin Swearingen, talk about his group's effort to secure "liberty in our lifetime."

The FSP is a radical experiment in political activism that aims to reduce the size of government--and to increase the scope of individual freedom. From the group's mission statement:

The Free State Project is an effort to recruit 20,000 liberty-loving people to move to New Hampshire. We are looking for neighborly, productive, tolerant folks from all walks of life, of all ages, creeds, and colors who agree to the political philosophy expressed in our Statement of Intent, that government exists at most to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.

More on that here.

In December 2004, Reason Senior Editor Brian Doherty traveled to The Granite State and reported, "Whether or not the FSP ever hits its target membership goal, much less turns New Hampshire into a libertarian paradise, it retains real significance as a thought experiment. It forces people to confront the reality of how much they are willing to sacrifice for their notions about political liberty--and how much people with different grievances against government might have in common." Read his whole account here.

And come out on Friday to learn the latest from the FSP's leader. Details:

What: Q&A with Varrin Swearingen of The Free State Project

When: Friday, May 11, 10.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.

Where: Reason, 1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW