It includes contributions from student leaders such as Alexander McCobin, co-founder of the fast-growing and international Students for Liberty, and Olumayowa Okediran, founder of African Liberty Students Organization, as well as highly visible thought leaders including TV personality John Stossel. "We are seeing an explosion among college students committed to the ideas of liberty -- there's no other word to describe it," says Palmer. "And today's students are not only interested in discussing these ideas, they want to do something about it. That's why this new book so strongly represents the voices of today's student leaders, some very impressive young people who have developed their own vision for freedom, one that transcends old political divides, and who know how to get organized and to do something constructive to make their vision happen." Dr. Palmer will be traveling the U.S. and internationally for book events and is available for interview upon request. As with previous editions in the same series, the books are not only recommended reading for students, many think tanks and business organizations host book events attracting politicos, professionals, academics, and journalists to discuss the ideas in the book. --The Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Once your rights are taken away, it's hard to get them back. The authors of Why Libertyexplain why you should fight for your freedom. David Boaz --Cato Institute
About the Author
He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Al Hayat, Caixing, The Washington Post, and The Spectator of London>.
He received his BA in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland; his MA in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University. His scholarship has been published in books from Princeton University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge, and other academic publishers. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice, published in 2009; the editor of The Morality of Capitalism, published in 2011, and After the Welfare State published in 2012.