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The Botsford Archive: Voices of Liberty

Sean Gabb

In and around 1991, David Botsford recorded a series of interviews for a programme that he called "Voices of Liberty". Those he interviewed included many in the British libertarian movement, together with several prominent critics of libertarianism.

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In and around 1991, David Botsford recorded a series of interviews for a programme that he called "Voices of Liberty". Those he interviewed included many in the British libertarian movement, together with several prominent critics of libertarianism.

The programme was never made. In December 2007, however, David handed the analogue tapes of the interviews to Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance. Sean then spent a week digitising the tapes and uploading downsampled versions to the Internet.

Beyond making a few obvious joins, where interviews span more than one tape, Sean decided not to edit the footage. This means occasional comedy and much dullness. But these are now important video sources from the moment when some thought the libertarian movement was on the point of political breakthrough, but it was really on the verge of decline.

The Libertarian Alliance wishes to thank David Botsford for his great generosity in providing these interviews. At the time, he obtained signed permission from all persons interviewed to use their contributions as he pleased. He has assigned those rights to the Libertarian Alliance.

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