Libertarian History/Philosophy

Declaring Independents in Chi-Town: Welch & Gillespie 8/15 Podcast from WGN 720. Plus: in Seattle Now!


Last week, Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch traveled to Chicago to promote their new book, The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America.

Among their stops in the Windy City was an August 15 program with the venerable Milt Rosenberg of WGN's 720AM. Gillespie and Welch spent an hour talking libertarianism with the "slightly superannuated" (his description!) University of Chicago psychology prof and talk-radio legend.

To listen to or download the podcast, go here now.

And if you're in the Seattle area, check out Gillespie and Welch at Hempfest today and tomorrow.

And they will be part of a Reason Foundation mini-conference on drug policy reform:

On Tuesday, August 23, the Reason Foundation (the nonprofit that publishes this website) is hosting an afternoon conference on drug-policy reform. Among the speakers will be Jacob Sullum, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch, along with folks such as the Drug Policy Alliance's Ethan Nadelman.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are a must. Details:

Drug Policy Reform in the States

 When: Tuesday, August 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

RSVP: Mary Toledo at or 310-391-2245

"Drug Policy Reform in the States" will be a chance to find out how states are leading the way in drug policy reform. You'll hear from drug policy experts, including Washington State Representative Roger Goodman; the Drug Policy Alliance's Ethan Nadelmann, and Reason's own Jacob Sullum, Nick Gillespie, and Matt Welch. This "mini-conference" will take place just before the annual State Policy Network meeting kicks off, but you do not have to be registered for SPN to attend this informative free afternoon.

For more information about SPN, go here.

And what the hell, here's PiL singing "Seattle":