Jack Davies Interviews the Founder of Liberland

'Everybody's invited, but they have to come with a boat.'



Like a lot of people in Europe, Czech activist Vit Jedlicka was dissatisfied with the state of affairs in his country.

"You know, it was rising taxes every single year, rising number of regulations every single year," he said. "So I felt like I had to do something about it."

Unlike a lot of people, for Jedlicka doing something meant founding a whole new country: Liberland.

"Everybody told me, 'You should start your own country to prove that your ideas of liberty work,'" he said in a phone interview. "So I did."

There's something charmingly maniacal about Liberland's self-proclaimed president, according to Jack Davies.