Cato's David Boaz Talks Politics, History, and His Path to Libertarianism


"Cato's David Boaz Talks Politics, History, and His Path to Libertarianism": Edited by Amanda Winkler; Camera by Joshua Swain and Todd Krainin; interview by Nick Gillespie.

About 1 hour.

Original release date was February 9, 2015 and the original writeup is below.

"I think the general idea of 'it's your life you get to run it the way you want to' is an appealing aspect of libertarianism," says David Boaz executive vice president of the Cato Institute. Over the years, Boaz has been on the libertarian forefront fighting for drug decriminalization, educational choice, private property rights, and shrinking the growth of government. 

Boaz recently sat down with Reason TV's Nick Gillespie to discuss his new book, The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto For Freedom. This is a revised and updated edition of Boaz's highly acclaimed classic book, Libertarianism: A Primer which brought the historical and philosophical roots of libertarianism to life in a compelling and fascinating read. Boaz has updated the new book with current information on the threat of government survelliance, the 2008 recession, and the welfare state.