FFF Presents: Libertarianism, Social Cooperation, and the Tackling of Strawmen With Sheldon Richman

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Are libertarians self-centered and anti-society? Mainstream critiques of liberty and individualism often portray libertarians as rugged hermits who care nothing for others and idolize self-sufficiency, but Sheldon Richman argues that this is hardly the case. Why did this misconception propagate, and how can we combat it? Join us as the Future of Freedom Foundation presents this frank discussion with Richman Tuesday, December 16th at 8pm EST!

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