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May 24, 2012

Brian Doherty on Ron Paul and Libertarians in Politics

Brian Doherty is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com, and is a preeminent historian of the American libertarian movement. His books include Ron Paul’s rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired (2012), Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement (2007), and Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle Over the Second Amendment (2008).

Doherty places Congressman Ron Paul’s various presidential bids over the years into the bigger map of the libertarian movement as a whole, and explains why he thinks Paul has been so successful at promoting libertarian ideas.

Produced by Evan Banks.