30 Years Ago in Reason

August 1977

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“It is vital to keep in mind the distinction between the Libertarian Party and the libertarian movement. The libertarian movement is an incredibly diverse collection of individuals and organizations, many of them educational and quite a few of them non- or antipolitical. This is as it should be. There is no one ‘right way’ to go about creating a free society. It has never been done before!”
â€"Robert Poole Jr., “Whither the Libertarian Party?”

“Behind the locked gate at 2401 Manor Road, an unusual experiment is unfolding. Residents of this apartment complex in Austin, Texas, have their own ideas about city living. A sign reads: ‘Visitors, do not enter if offended by the liberated lifestyle inside; includes nudity, cavorting by the pool, various other consensual frolicking, etc.’?”
â€"“Naked Freedom”

“It’s fundamentally intellectual cowardice to think that supporting gradualist programs amounts to a repudiation of libertarian principles.”
â€"“Reason Interview: Milton Friedman”


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