Libertarian History/Philosophy

Brian Doherty on Ron Paul's Revolution


"Ron Paul invented the notion of a populist, activist, modern movement thats transpartisan" says Reason's Brian Doherty

Brian Doherty sat down with ReasonTV to talk about his new book and how Ron Paul has changed politics in America. Doherty wrote about the evolution of the libertarian movement in his 2007 book "Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement". He has been following and writing about Ron Paul and his movement since then. Doherty examines Ron Paul's influence in a new book out May 15, "Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired".

Brian Doherty "documents the meteoric rise of Paul from relative obscurity to national prominence, and examines the fanatically devoted political movement that has arisen around him."

Doherty spoke with ReasonTV in January while covering the Iwoa caucus to talk about Ron Paul's campaign and the movement that has been built around him primarily over the past four years.

Approximately 3:30 minutes.

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  1. I enjoyed his book at lot. But, it also turned me against the whole libertarian movement.

    1. I agree with many libertarian ideas though.

  2. Dear some guy666 — Congratulations. You qualify as the perfect libertarian or presumed libertarian, take your choice. You agree with “many libertarian ideas” but have been “turned against the libertarian movement.” In this country (in theory, anyway) everyone is FREE to disagree. Even if you disagree with yourself. But do not worry. It is traditionaly part of libertarianism to find something, somewhere, somehow, someway, to keep ourselves from unifying. You have found a way to disagree with yourself. So you, as an individual, represent all libertarians. The sad aspect is that, until we can unify and actually have a practical impact on the country, we will continue to be a rag-tag (?) debating society.

    1. Yawn…You must be a libertarian…With your annoying circular pontificating and sarcasm. Some the ideas are cool put libertarians are annoying..

  3. documents the meteoric rise of Paul from relative obscurity to national prominence, and examines…..-c-30.html the fanatically devoted political movement that has arisen around him.”

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