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Libertarian History/Philosophy

The Long-Term Meaning of the Mid-Term Elections

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Just how libertarian is the Tea Party? Do GOP gains in the midterm elections mean voters like Republicans or are angry at Obama? Are any of the newly elected pols serious about cutting spending?

On November 11, 2010, Reason's Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie, authors of next year's The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America, led a freewheeling discussion with The Winston Group's Kristen Soltis and the Institute for Humane Studies' David Kirby about whether we've just witnessed the first act of a Republican revolution, a speed bump on the road back to Democratic power, or the beginning of something truly strange and new in American politics.

Approximately 47.44 minutes.

Shot and edited by Jim Epstein, Meredith Bragg, and Josh Swain.

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