Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021

Brad Lips

By Brad Lips

CEO, Atlas Network

Liberalism and the Free Society Cover
In 2021, the world is emerging from an extraordinary health crisis. It now confronts an extraordinary freedom crisis.

Atlas Network celebrated its 40th anniversary with the release of CEO Brad Lips’ new book, Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021, which explores the current state of the worldwide liberty movement; its challenges, its successes, and its future goals. Brad Lips provides analysis of the freedom movement’s past, shares statistics about its present, and asks questions that will determine its future. Notes Lips “My readers are people who believe freedom is both a noble end in itself and also the essential catalyst for producing other important outcomes: peace, prosperity, tolerance, and cultural enrichment among them. I’m hopeful that this book will reach not just my kindred spirits inside the ‘freedom movement’ but a broader audience as well. Let’s call them the ‘liberty-curious.’ These are people who might put a different label on their ideology, or no label at all, but who are sufficiently concerned about the direction of society that they want to explore new perspectives for insight.”


Brad Lips’s Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021 takes a sober look at how institutions of liberal democracy are now tested — in the U.S. and worldwide — by lockdowns, cronyism, cancel culture, and more. Exploring trends from the Global Index of Economic Mentality and drawing insights from an international network of experts and activists, Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021 offers readers a deeper understanding of the fragility of freedom’s future. Importantly, the book also shares reasons for hope as well as a path forward for building a larger coalition around the timeless values that sustain free societies.

My hope is that a wide array of Americans can rediscover ‘liberalism’ and embrace its true spirit.

- Brad Lips