On March 7th Brian Doherty discussed his new book, Radicals for Capitalism (Public Affairs, 2007).
Based on original research and interviews with more than 100 key sources, Brian Doherty's revelatory book traces the evolution of libertarianism through the unconventional life stories of its most influential leaders—Ludwig von Mises, F.A. Hayek, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard, and Milton Friedman—and through the personal battles, character flaws, love affairs, and historical events that altered its course. Doherty provides a fascinating new perspective on American history—from the New Deal, through the culture wars of the 1960s, to today's most divisive political issues.
Brian Doherty is a senior editor of Reason magazine, the libertarian monthly, found here www.reason.com.