28) Beyond folk activism

Cato Unbound
by Patri Friedman

"I deeply yearn to live in an actual free society, not just to imagine
a theoretical future utopia or achieve small incremental gains in
freedom. For many years, I enthusiastically advocated for liberty
under the vague assumption that advocacy would help our cause.
However, I recently began trying to create free societies as my full-
time job, and this has given me a dramatic perspective shift from my
days of armchair philosophizing. My new perspective is that the
advocacy approach which many libertarian individuals, groups, and
think tanks follow (including me sometimes, sadly) is an utter waste
of time." [hat tip -- Kirsten Tynan] (04/06/09)