July 21, 1986 Video Collection

Karl Hess: Tools to Dismantle the State

Karl Hess was a noted speechwriter (for Barry Goldwater among others) and author, and later in his life became known as a tax resister and market anarchist.

In this video from a Libertarian International conference in Stockholm in 1986, Hess speaks about everything from his time as a speechwriter for Barry Goldwater to Euclid, the impending collapse of global communism, children’s education in America, the dawn of the personal computer (which he refers to as a “microcomputer”), new management styles in business (he somewhat accurately predicts the way Google treats its employees based on Cray Supercomputers’ management style at the time), and several other fascinating topics. Hess also fields audience questions for about half an hour.