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:

I’m the web director for a nationally syndicated morning show. Before this, I worked in politics for many years as a producer at a news talk station, WXNT, and then as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. I then worked in marketing for the Englehart Group and the Advocates for Self-Government.

Despite my position in mass media, I love podcasting and all aspects of new media. I host the We Are Libertarians podcast. I'm a news junkie, a Christian, a libertarian and a voracious reader. I love food, comedy, tech, IndyCar, psychology, writing and collecting and organizing information. I also have two cats, Mittens and Cornelius.