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A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

Tuesday February 16, 2021
6:30 PM


Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project: a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH.

When libertarians across the US descended on Grafton, state and federal laws became meek suggestions. Soon the wilderness-thick town lost public funding for pretty much everything: fire dept, the schoolhouse, library, and perhaps most importantly wildlife services. As the people were ignoring laws and regulations on hunting and food disposal, their newly formed off-the-grid tent city caught the attention of some unruly neighbors: the bears.

Join journalist Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling as he discusses his book, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town, and details how this tiny town became a radical social experiment—until the bear attacks started.

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