What It Means to Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation
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.
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Best defence of libertarianism I have read in a long time. Lucid and short, and written from a ethical, almost communitarian perspective on what is best for society - individual happiness. Read full review
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For Murray, author of the controversial tome The Bell Curve (Free Pr., 1994), a libertarian supports the reduction of government. Government should be smaller, less intrusive, and less expensive. One ... Read full review