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Voices from The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference [Watch]


More than 1500 young libertarians recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 10th Annual International Students for Liberty Conference.

FreeMarketCentral.com spoke with some of them about the event, the direction of the liberty movement under a new administration—and more.

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Voices From The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference

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The 'Utopia' of the Left

The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia!

-- Ludwig von Mises,

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