Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch Preview Their Book, "The Declaration of Independents"


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At Reason Weekend 2011, held earlier this year in Laguna Niguel, California, Reason's Matt Welch and Nick Gillespie previewed their forthcoming book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America.

The book is a rollicking tour of how we got to be freer when it comes to personal identity, creative expression, the workplace, and more. And it's an operator's manual on how to create a liberatory politics for the 21st century.

"This is *the* up-to-date statement of libertarianism," says New York Times columnist, George Mason University economist, and Marginal Revolution blogger Tyler Cowen. "Not warmed-over right-wing politics, but real, true-blooded libertarianism in the sense of loving liberty and wanting to find a new path toward human flourishing."

"An enthusiastic, entertaining libertarian critique of American politics, brimming with derision for the status quo and optimism for the future and confident of the right direction." Kirkus Reviews

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Approximately 42 minutes. Shot by Alex Manning and Paul Detrick; edited by Meredith Bragg.

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