Attn, Portland Reasonoids: Matt Welch & Nick Gillespie at Powell's City of Books, Monday, Aug. 1, 7.30pm


Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch will be at the celebrated Portland, Oregon bookstore Powell's City of Books on Burnside on Monday, August 1 to talk about and sign copies of their new book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What Wrong's With America.

The event starts at 7.30pm PT and more details are online here.

The Washington Post's George Will (kind of) calls Declaration the beach read of summer 2011:

August is upon us, beaches beckon and Michele Bachmann has set the self-improvement bar high. She recently told The Wall Street Journal, "When I go on vacation and I lay on the beach, I bring von Mises." The congresswoman may be the first person ever to dribble sun lotion on the section of Ludwig von Mises's "Human Action" wherein the Austrian economist (1881-1973) discussed "the formal and aprioristic character of praxeology."

Autodidacts less exacting than Bachmann should spill sand on the pages of "The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America" by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. These incurably upbeat journalists with Reason magazine believe that not even government, try as it will, can prevent onrushing social improvement.

For more reviews, media appearances, and book tour information, go to

Chicago Reasonoids, take note: Gillespie and Welch roll into the Windy City on August 16, with daytime and nighttime events. Details to come.