In his new book, The Triumph of Liberty, Jim Powell focuses on the individuals who helped freedom to advance.

David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and the editor of The Libertarian Reader.

Boaz is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government, and the rise of libertarianism. Boaz is the former editor of New Guard magazine and was executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy prior to joining Cato in 1981. The earlier edition of The Libertarian Mind, titled Libertarianism: A Primer, was described by the Los Angeles Times as “a well‐​researched manifesto of libertarian ideas.” His other books include The Politics of Freedom and the Cato Handbook for Policymakers.

His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, and Slate, and he wrote the entry on libertarianism for Encyclopedia Britannica. Finally he is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows.

Featuring the author, Jim Powell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Editor, Laissez Faire Books, with David Boaz, Vice President, Cato Institute. Discussions of the progress of liberty often focus on large historical trends, from the fall of the Roman Empire to globalization and information technology. In his new book, Jim Powell focuses on the individuals who helped freedom to advance. He tells the dramatic life stories of Cicero, Erasmus, Rabelais, Lilburne, Locke, Jefferson, Beethoven, Victor Hugo, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ayn Rand, Raoul Wallenberg, Martin Luther King, Milton Friedman, and many more. Powell will discuss what we can learn from the ordinary people who changed history with their ideas, their devotion, and their courage.