A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear
What better way to end a hard year than to visit Grafton, New Hampshire with author Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling as he reports on the people who lived there during the Free Town Project? In the new book, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear, Hongoltz-Hetling follows Graftonites and some “colonizers” who saw it as the perfect place to build a utopian community free from government. One can’t help but wonder if the joke is on all of us.
Where does the balance between individual rights and the common good exist in American politics? What can this book tell us about the current controversy on mask wearing during this pandemic? And what kind of governance would suit the bears of New Hampshire the best?
Host Lisa Schweitzer is joined by Anthony Orlando, Aubrey Hicks, and David Sloane.
Read along with us ... January 2021
Thank you to our co-producers Aubrey Hicks and Jonathan Schwartz as well as our beloved sound supervisors, The Brothers Hedden. Recorded at the USC Price School.