Ron Paul’s rEVOLution: The Man And the Movement He Inspired

(Broadside/HarperCollins, 2012)

Book Forum
May 15, 2012 6:00PM
Hayek Auditorium
Featuring the author Brian Doherty, Senior Editor, Reason; with comments by Sen. Rand Paul; moderated by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.

Ron Paul’s two presidential campaigns have galvanized a mass movement for smaller government, sound money, and an end to our interventionist foreign policy. This genuinely spontaneous movement has featured blimps, "money bombs," the rEVOLution logo, and thousands of college students chanting "End the Fed" at campuses across the country. Somehow the message Ron Paul had been advancing for 30 years caught on in an era of financial collapse, bailouts, unprecedented deficits, and the two longest wars in American history. Brian Doherty, a senior editor at Reason and author of several books on libertarian history, has been covering Ron Paul since 1999. In his new book he looks at Paul’s background, his early years in Congress, his 1988 Libertarian presidential run, his recent campaigns, the grassroots activists who joined the Ron Paul revolution, and indeed the election of Senator Rand Paul. Join us to hear two close observers of Ron Paul discuss "the man and the movement he inspired."