Daniel Casse, Weekly Standard, January 20, 1997.
Charles Murray, the author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, two of the most-discussed books of the last 15 years, has taken on the task of presenting a more sober, respectable libertarianism. What It Means to Be a Libertarian is an attempt to argue that a state premised on libertarian principles is not merely a theoretical ideal, but a practical alternative. He has written not a philosophic treatise on libertarianism, but a policy book in the form of a sustained argument. For both college students debating in their dorm rooms and free-market Republicans who are seeking the next step in limited government, Charles Murray’s book is a guide to what libertarian policy demands, and why it would make the country better off.