REMOTE VIA ZOOM: Monday Mornings: A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear

Monday, May 109:30—10:30 AMOnline

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A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Author Matt Hongoltz-Hetling tells the story of the Free Town Project, a 2004 plan to take over an American community and dramatically reduce its government, in accordance with libertarian ideals. Drawing on evolutionary biology, humor, political theory and American history, the story tracks how the utopian social experiment created unforeseen, and dramatic impacts on the rural New Hampshire municipality. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of the utopians' neighbors: the bears. Matt Hongoltz-Hetling is a Pulitzer Prize finalist journalist who won the 2011 George Polk award for Local Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @hh_matt.

Monday Mornings is sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library.

Capacity: 38 of 80 spaces available.

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