Brian Doherty discusses his new book Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern Libertarian Movement (he is also the author of This Is Burning Man and an editor at Reason magazine), on the basement level of Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St. at the corner of Allen St. on Manhattan’s Lower East Side (one block south and three west of the Delancey St. F, J, M, Z subway stop). Free admission, cash bar.
Host: Todd Seavey. Moderator: Michel Evanchik. Ample audience Q&A.
Does radicalism work? Does pragmatism? Does anything? Bring all the libertarians, anti-libertarians, and Burners you know and find out at this event — and if you are a libertarian, learn how you came to be there.
In the meantime, since I haven’t quite gotten a chance to launch the ToddSeavey.com blog (very soon [UPDATE: Done!]), why not check out http://RadicalsforCapitalism.com — or http://CitizenJoe.org, which has been nice enough to plug our event on its calendar?
Here’s the first full-length chapter (the one about all the wild nineteenth-century anarchists) of the book, online:
Here’s a past Lolita Bar debater reviewing the book as a whole.
And here’s a review of it by the editor of Skeptic magazine — my two favorite intellectual movements in one column:
(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar. I review Doherty’s book here.)