"Each of us faces a great choice. Shall I quietly accept the system of state control or shall I stand up for self-control?"

The quote above is from the first chapter of Dr. Tom G. Palmer's newest book, Self-Control or State Control? You Decide. Join Dr. Tom Palmer for a reception on Thursday, October 12 at the University Club of Boston as he discusses his latest book and further explore this key component to liberty: personal responsibility.

"If I were a young person pursuing a productive and rewarding life, I'd buy a copy of this book and study it carefully." - John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

This event is hosted by Atlas Advisory Council member Warren Lammert. Dress is business casual and drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.


Dr. Tom G. Palmer, George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network, is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University.

Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights.

He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesDie WeltCaixingAl Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism (2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty(2013), Peace, Love & Liberty (2014), and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (2016)

Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.


Guests attending events at the University Club can pay for Valet parking $16.00 per car Monday through Friday starting at 4:00pm in season. Valet parking rates and times are subject to change without notice.

Guests can park in the John Hancock Garage, located around the corner on
Clarendon Street (100 Clarendon) past the Mass. Pike exit. The Club Recep-
tionist will validate parking stubs for a reduced rate.