Hungry Minds Speaker Series

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The New Libertarianism

Through the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, Americans expected libertarians to be the defenders of laissez-faire capitalism and individual rights. We also got accustomed to libertarianism being a fringe movement. But libertarianism has now become a serious and respected topic in American politics. One reason is that libertarianism has changed. In particular, the moral justification it gives for free markets has undergone a profound shift. And in the process, libertarians have become less strident, more moderate, less opposed to core elements of a welfare state. Libertarianism is becoming a mainstream element in American political culture.

In this talk, Dr. John P. McCaskey will explain this shift and what it means for American politics and the future of libertarianism.

A Dinner and Talk featuring
Dr. John P. McCaskey
Brown University

Saturday, April 6, 2013
5:00 – 9:00 PM

Chinook Tavern
6380 S. Fiddlers Green Circle
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

5:00 PM: Cocktails, Cash Bar
5:45 PM: Announcements
6:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Talk with Q/A, John McCaskey

General Admission: $65 per person
Student and Active Military: $45
Seating at Head Table with Speaker (space limited): $105
Space must be reserved and paid for by April 3, 2013


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About the speaker:
Dr. McCaskey ( is an historian of philosophy who spent twenty years in the computer industry before returning to academia. He has been teaching at Stanford University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and most recently in the Political Science department at Brown University.

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