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Leonard Read was committed to the idea that nothing should stand in the way of the power of freedom to change minds, including its power to change minds about the morality and efficacy of freedom — “the free market and its miraculous performances” — as the principle of social organization. His one message: social and economic progress is only possible through freedom; all attempts to force change or progress through government are immoral and destined to fail. He was truly an apostle of peace in times of war against property, freedom of association, and interventionism. Join Gary Galles, author of Apostle of Peace: The Radical Mind of Leonard Read, Wednesday, September 10th at 9pm EDT for a discussion of Read’s message and legacy.

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