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    Libertarian State of the Union

    Cato Institute scholars talked about the state of the libertarian movement in the United States. They agreed that President Obama’s executive orders on gun control did not…

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    Book Discussion on Ron Paul's Revolution

    Brian Doherty examines the political career of Ron Paul, twelve-term Republican representative from Texas and three-time candidate for president. The author reports on Representative…

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    Book Discussion on FDR Goes to War

    Burton and Anita Folsom contend that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used World War II to promote his own agenda, which according to the authors, included the expansion of the executive…

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    Political Unrest in the Arab World

    Peter Ackerman and Jack Goldstone spoke about political unrest and popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East. In his remarks Mr. Goldstone focused on conditions that…

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    2010 Public Policy Perspectives, Part 2

    Cato Institute fellows talked about a variety of issues including health care reform, constitutional law, international trade, and U.S. foreign relations.

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    Book Discussion on Gridlock

    Cato’s transportation expert documents how he believes the government is forcing the car off the road in preference of mass transit and limiting personal freedom in the process.

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    The Life and Impact of Ayn Rand

    Anne Heller and Jennifer Burns talked about their biographies of author and noted libertarian, Ayn Rand. Professor Burns focused on Rand’s intellectual allies and foes, and…

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    Book Discussion on The Politics of Freedom

    David Boaz talked about his book The Politics of Freedom: Taking on the Left, the Right and Threats to Our Liberties (Cato Institute; February 25, 2008). He talked about ways he thinks…

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    The Future of Politics Panel

    Participants spoke about the political climate in Washington, DC and possibilities for changing “business-as-usual” attitudes about public policy making in…

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    Book Discussion on The Politics of Freedom

    David Boaz talked about his book, The Politics of Freedom: Taking on the Left, the Right, and Threats to Our Liberties, published by the Cato Institute. In his book David Boaz talked…

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    Book Discussion on The Mind of the Market

    Michael Shermer talked about his book The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics, published by Times Books. In his book…

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    Book Forum on Barry Goldwater

    Panelists talked about the life, legacy, and writings of former U.S. Senator (R-AZ) and 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. They also talked about his impact on party…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Abundance

    Brink Lindsey talked about his book The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture, published by Collins. In his book Mr. Lindsey argues…

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    Book Discussion on Invasion of the Party Snatchers

    Victor Gold talked about his book, Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP, published by Sourcebooks. He argued that the Republican…

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    Book Discussion on David's Hammer

    Constitutional lawyer Clint Bolick talked about his book, David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, published by the Cato Institute. He made the argument that an…

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    Environmental Issues

    Czech President Vaclav Klaus talked about the Czech Republic’s past as a communist state and contemporary environmental issues facing Europe. He criticized the Intergovernmental…

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    Libertarianism and Civil Liberties

    Mr. Boaz talked about libertarian ideology, libertarian positions on civil liberties and First Amendment policies, and differentiated between holding a libertarian philosophy and…

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    Book Discussion on Why Darwin Matters: The Case against Intelligent Design

    Michael Shermer talked about his book Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design, published by Times Books. He was joined in discussion by…

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    Book Discussion on The Conservative Soul

    Andrew Sullivan talked about his book The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Sullivan argued that conservatives are no longer…

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    Book Discussion on Buck Wild: How Republicans Broke the Bank

    Stephen Slivinski talked about his book Buck Wild: How Republicans Broke the Bank and Became the Party of Big Government, published by Nelson Current. He said that Republicans have…

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