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 publisher and editor of We Are Libertarians, a news site and podcast that covers national and Indiana politics from the libertarian perspective. Spangle previously worked in marketing for the Englehart Group on behalf of the Advocates for Self-Government. He also served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and producer of the Abdul in the Morning Show. He now works as the web director of a nationally syndicated morning show.

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