Nick Gillespie Talks at BU on The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America


On November 15, 2011, I spoke to Boston University's Liberty at BU group about the book I co-authored with Matt Welch, The Declaration of Independents (buy it at Amazon now!).

As many of you probably know, Reason was started in 1968 by a BU student named Lanny Friedlander, so it was a special treat to return to the birthplace of the nation's only magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets."

Above is the first of five video segments. To watch the whole talk as a single playlist, click here.

For more about Liberty at BU, go here.

Lanny Friedlander died earlier this year. Read Reason's obituary for him here and the New York Times' here.

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  • Lewis H||

    Come on Republican's, we all know it's Mitt that can fix what's wrong with America too.

  • Old Mexican||

    How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America

    As long as the bearer of the colors is not someone the beltwarians do not like very much. In that case, plain old politics trumpo anything America may need.

  • December 11, 1971||

    How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America

    Still waiting.

  • They can't even identify...||

    ...what's wrong, much less fix it.

    Inability to identify the problems leads to poor solutions, and poor adaptation in the free market of ideas.

  • anarch||

    Ah, you guys wrote a book so we can have something to talk about here when old newsletters pall.

  • ||

    It would have been nice to be able to see what was being projected a little more often. During the "intro" video after Nick Gillespie is introduced, during the talk about Fred Thompson bias, as well as other times during the presentation, the graphics cannot be seen whatsoever, which really detracts from the points he is trying to illustrate.

  • ||

    Ok, I take that back a bit, the graph was shown a little bit later into the video.

  • Scruffy the Janitor||

    Scruffy thinks this is a cock tease... Can't end a video like that

  • Mensan||

    I enjoyed seeing a video featuring one of my best and oldest friends (introducing Nick) on Reason. Even better, it wasn't a video on one of the Balkoesque nutpunch articles.

  • ||

    Nice talk, Nick. You do the cause of libertarianism a great service with your admirable ability to articulate it.

  • Max||


    Happy New Year to everybody at Reason!

  • Hungover||

    Stop yelling!


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