O Libertarian, Where Is Thy Sting?

  title={O Libertarian, Where Is Thy Sting?},
  author={Jennifer Burns},
  journal={Journal of Policy History},
  pages={452 - 470}
  • Jennifer Burns
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Policy History
With the 2008 Democratic National Convention slated for Denver, the libertarian concerns of Western voters, denizens of the so-called purple states, are suddenly of high interest. Pundits and commentators see in the “live and let live” ethos of the West a chance for the Democracy to reshape its faltering coalition and enter the twenty-first century rejuvenated and strong. Ryan Sager, a critic from the right, notes that from the Democratic perspective, “the West looks abundant with opportunities… 
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