“Libertarianism is hot,” headlined the Washington Post in 2013. When David Boaz released his classic book, Libertarianism: A Primer, in 1997, this type of notoriety wasn’t common. But in the past few years, many major news outlets and pundits are asking, as the New York Times Magazine recently did, “Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?”
David has revised, updated, and retitled this brand new edition of his book, now titled The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and published by Simon & Schuster, to address this rising tide of those who value the philosophy of freedom. It is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand libertarianism and the moment the nation is experiencing. Two long wars, chronic deficits, the financial crisis, the costly drug war, the campaigns of Ron Paul and Rand Paul, the growth of executive power under Presidents Bush and Obama, and the revelations about NSA abuses have pushed millions more Americans in a libertarian direction.