Spangle: Navigating the Libertarian Community

A friend new to the libertarian community asked for a guide on what’s what in the libertarian movement. I put this together, and figured I’d share. This will be available in the future at the page Libertarian?!?

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Here is a guide to navigate the Libertarian Community:

The very basics:

Suggested books

The Big Three:

These three think tanks set most of the direction in libertarian thinking:

  • – Cato focuses more on selling libertarian solutions to DC Insiders. Great research.
  • – Reason, the magazine and foundation that tries to bring a libertarian message to the masses (Our version of the National Review or the Nation)
  • – The Mises Institute, the Austrian Economic think thank.

Honorable mentions:

Other important sites or groups:


The Libertarian Party is the political arm of the movement, and it is what drives the majority of the traffic and money for the other organizations:

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Chris Spangle is the host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits.

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