In the last fifty years or so, neoclassical liberalism has enjoyed a remarkable revival in the form of the libertarian movement. In the United States the Libertarian Party regularly nominates and supports candidates for public office, including president, and libertarian scholars are also quite active in academe and in policy “think tanks” such as the Cato Institute. In the following essay, the libertarian writer Donald Allen (1944–) argues that democracy can survive only when individuals are free from government interference to control their own lives.