The Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party Oct 16, 2012

Many people on the left still dismiss the tea party as the same old religious right, but the evidence says they are wrong. The tea party has strong libertarian roots and is a functionally libertarian influence on the Republican Party. Featuring David Kirby, Vice President, FreedomWorks, and Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Emily Ekins, Director of Polling, Reason Foundation, and Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University; and Jonathan Rauch, Guest Scholar, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

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