Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (1979)

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Radical Caucus (1979)
General Information
Chartered: 1979
Chair: Justin Raimondo

This Radical Caucus was founded by Justin Raimondo, Eric Garris, and Bob Costello in 1979 in order "to unify the party around radical and hardcore libertarian programs."[1]

Raimondo led the caucus from inception until he abandoned the Libertarian Party in 1983. This Radical Caucus was dissolved in 1984.

A major function of the caucus was publication of Libertarian Vanguard.

Known Members

Succeeding Caucuses

More than one caucus has claimed to be the continuation of the 1979-1984 Radical Caucus. These include:

The Rothbard Caucus

The Rothbard Caucus was a previous attempt to resurrect the 1979-1984 Radical Caucus that existed by 2004.

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus

The 2006 Radical Caucus was triggered by the Portland Massacre in 2006 and has proven to be a more successful resumption.

See Also


  1. History of 1979 LP Radical Caucus
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