The Declaration of Independents

By Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch - Rating: 8/10

This was a nice manifesto of sorts that hits all the right marks in terms of what it means to be an “independent” in today’s political climate. The authors are both libertarians, so I mostly agree with much of what they had to say, although I suspect they may be succumbing to a little confirmation bias when they read “independents” as being primarily libertarian. They make their best points when explaining how everything is better today than it was in the past and most of that progress had nothing to do with politics. It’s a nice continuation of the many of the ideas that where developed in the excellent The Future and Its Enemies. There is also plenty on how, once you get past the rhetoric, Republicans and Democrats are more or less the same.

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