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Elements of Libertarian Leadership

JULY 29, 2009 by LEONARD E. READ

The Elements of Libertarian Leadership by Leonard Read is one of the first books that kicked off the current libertarian movement in America, while serving mainly as a guide for self-improvement. It has been referred to as a how-to model for increasing leadership within the liberty movement. Here, he discusses liberty and how to ensure that our society understands the libertarian vision. Read also discusses how to be an effective and influential leader when promoting liberty and its importance to future generations.

 

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LEONARD E. READ

Leonard E. Read (1898-1983) was the founder of FEE, and the author of 29 works, including the classic parable “I, Pencil.”

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