Brian Stauffer

Opinion

To Survive, Libertarianism Must Become More Than A Free-Market Frat House

The stadium was a sausage fest. This wouldn’t have been notable on any other Sunday at the Tampa Sun Dome, where the University of Southern Florida Bulls play. Trouble was, this wasn’t a basketball game but a fete for the 77-year-old standard bearer of a long-struggling political movement: Ron Paul. That triumphant gathering of 10,000 libertarians in August 2012 was alive with a sense that their oft-dismissed ideas were finally hitting it big.


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