What it Means to be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation

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Broadway Books, 1997 - Philosophy - 178 pages
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"The twin pillars of the nation created by America's Founders were strict limits on the power of central government and strict protections of individual rights. Now, at the close of the twentieth century, that state is gone - and Charles Murray wants to bring it back. In What It Means to Be a Libertarian, he offers a radical blueprint for overhauling our dysfunctional government and replacing it with a system that fosters human happiness because it safeguards human freedom." "In this very personal book, Charles Murray paints a vivid portrait of life in a genuinely free society. He explains why limited government would lead to greater individual fulfillment, more vital communities, and a richer culture. He shows why such a society would have stronger families, fewer poor people, and would care for the less fortunate far better than does the society we have now."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Philski - Goodreads

I cant remember who, but someone said this book is the Libertarian equivalent of Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson, and they were spot on. Concise, readable in an evening, this is a great ... Read full review

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User Review  - Corey - Goodreads

"Of the many forces that will eventually reestablish limited government in America, the most powerful will be a renewed understanding that only freedom enables human beings to live fully human lives." Read full review


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Charles Murray is the author of two of the most widely debated and influential social policy books in recent decades, Losing Ground: American Society Policy 1950-1980 and, with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. The Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Murray lives with his family near Washington, D.C.

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