Political Commentator David Boaz to Speak at Ferris

David BoazBIG RAPIDS – The Ferris State University Arts and Lectures Performing Artist Series is presenting David Boaz at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in G. Mennen Williams Auditorium. There also will be a book signing in the auditorium lobby courtesy of Great Lakes Book and Supply.

Boaz is a provocative commentator on a wide range of policy and political issues. Since 1981, he has directed the public policy studies of the Cato Institute, which has put libertarian ideas on the map for members of Congress and Washington journalists. In that capacity, he edited books on school choice, drug legalization and politics, as well as several collections of libertarian policy proposals. He has also helped to edit and publicize more than 200 books and policy studies, and has appeared on television shows ranging from “Firing Line” to “Crossfire” to “Politically Incorrect” and “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Before joining the Cato Institute, he served as editor of New Guard magazine and executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy.

He is probably best known these days as the author of Libertarianism: A Primer and the editor of The Libertarian Reader. His latest book is The Politics of Freedom, a collection of essays on policy, politics and libertarianism.

04 September, 2008