• Marble and Rye (map)
  • 2501 Columbia Pike
  • Arlington, VA, 22204
  • United States


Democracy and Political Ignorance

Why Smaller Government is Smarter

with Ilya Somin

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Marble and Rye - 2501 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

Join us and other liberty minded people August 18th at Marble & Rye for an evening of whiskey, craft beer, and some hardy game meat as we discuss the ideas of liberty, and why smaller government is smarter with George Mason Law Professor Ilya Somin. 

First 50 people to register for the event on eventbrite will automatically be entered into a drawing for 2 whiskey glasses, one with our constitution engraved on it and the other the Declaration of Independence. A donation of $10 or more will also earn you an additional 2 entries into the drawing. A $20 donation will get you 3 entries into the drawing and a Liberty Pub Beer mug which includes happy hour prices whenever you bring the glass to Marble & Rye. 

Marble & Rye offers a selection of 200 whiskeys and many local craft beers on tap. Come out order some delicious food, order a drink, and spend an evening with liberty minded people! Looking forward to seeing you there. 

bout the Speaker

Ilya Somin is a law professor at George Mason University, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Insitute, a blogger for the Volokh Conspiracy, and a former co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. His writings and research focus on consitutional law, property law, and the sutdy of popular political participation and its implications for consitutional democracy. He has authored multiple books including Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller government is SmarterThe Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain  and A Consiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Heath Care Case

Ilya Somin was born in the USSR in 1973 and at the age of 5 he came with his family ot the United States. Somin recounted in his personal memoir the material poverty within the USSR and the ideological indoctrination. Ilya Somin received is BA in political science and history from Amherst College, MA in Political Science from Harvard University, and J.D. from Yale Law School.