Toward Liberty – Karl Hess



“Short documentary look at the life of Karl Hess, who went from speechwriter for Barry Goldwater to an influencial force in the early days of the Libertarian Party. His article in Playboy, “The Death of Politics”, created quite a stir and brought a lot of attention to the libertarian movement. But Karl’s interests in liberty were much broader than that. He emphasises here his distrust for all large organisations and institutions, not just government, since all tend to wield power over the individual. This cornerstone idea also led him to involve himself with alternative “local technologies”, those that would empower the individual and the local communities.”