The Essence of Liberty

by David F. Nolan    As a founder of the Libertarian Party and editor-in-chief of California Liberty, I am often asked how to tell if someone is “really” a libertarian.  There are probably as many different definitions of the word “libertarian” as there are people who claim the label. These range from overly broad (“anyone […]

David Nolan’s Life and Legacy

An article written for Reason.com by Brian Doherty on Nov. 22, 2010. Libertarian Party founder David Nolan’s passing was ably noted on Reason Online by his old college libertarian comrade Bob Poole, founder of the Reason Foundation. What follows are some notes and observations, some from Nolan’s own perspective on his accomplishments in promoting the libertarian cause, much derived from the interview I […]

Dave Nolan – R.I.P.

Remembering the great libertarian activist and the man who inspired “the world’s smallest political quiz” An article written for Reason.com by Robert Poole | November 22, 2010 Dave Nolan, who died on November 20, 2010, and I were classmates at MIT. We were part of a large contingent of budding libertarians on campus, running the MIT chapter of Young Americans […]