What It Means to Be a Libertarian (Google eBook)
Charles Murray believes that America's founders had it right--strict limits on the power of the central government and strict protection of the individual are the keys to a genuinely free society. In What It Means to Be a Libertarian, he proposes a government reduced to the barest essentials: an executive branch consisting only of the White House and trimmed-down departments of state, defense, justice, and environment protection; a Congress so limited in power that it meets only a few months each year; and a federal code stripped of all but a handful of regulations.
Combining the tenets of classical Libertarian philosophy with his own highly-original, always provocative thinking, Murray shows why less government advances individual happiness and promotes more vital communities and a richer culture. By applying the truths our founders held to be self-evident to today's most urgent social and political problems, he creates a clear, workable vision for the future.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: What It Means to Be a LibertarianUser Review - Justin Tapp - Goodreads
Since the M. Douglas Meeks' book I just reviewed made an argument that classical liberalism was incompatible with Christian thought, I wanted to read a modern espousal of the philosophy of classical ... Read full review
Review: What It Means to Be a LibertarianUser Review - John Hamilton - Goodreads
Essentially my bible on current affairs and politics. Should be canonized along with all other scripture. I took copious notes on virtually every page. I want my kids to read this and memorize passages by heart. Oh, did I mention I really liked this book? Read full review
Protecting the Environment
Removing Government from Civil Life
Gloom and Hope
Government As Them
The Demand to Be Left Alone
Choosing to Do It Ourselves
Removing Government from Economic Life
Tolerance and Discrimination
Permitting Revolutions in Education and Health Care
Sex Drugs and Rock and Roll
The Stuff of Life
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