David Boaz and Charles Murray each discuss their respective books about what it means to be a libertarian in this 1997 Cato debate.
David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute, and has played a key role in both the Institute’s development and the growth of the American libertarian movement at large.
Charles Murray is a political scientist, author, and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
William A. Galston currently holds the Ezra Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow.
Robert J. Shapiro is co‐founder and chairman of Sonecon, LLC, and former Undersecretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration.
In this 1997 policy forum at the Cato Institute, Boaz and Murray present their books, respectively titled Libertarianism: A Primer and What it Means to be a Libertarian. Galston and Shapiro offer their comments.