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Friday, February 25, 2011

YAL: Lawrence W. Reed – Ambassador for Freedom


In a recent publication on the Young Americans for Liberty website, FEE president Lawrence W. Reed was called “the liberty movement’s ambassador to the rest of the world.”

The article about his many accomplishments tells stories from Mr. Reed’s experience as an advocate of freedom travelling around the globe to countries like the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Nicaragua, and Poland.

In 1986 he was thrown out of Poland—the only country he was ever tossed out of—after spending two weeks living with the anti-regime underground. Indeed, one of his most treasured possessions is “a copy of Milton Friedman’s book Free to Choose illegally translated into Polish and printed and distributed by the Polish underground.

Read the entire article on the Young Americans for Liberty website here.

Lawrence W. Reed’s 1987 The Freeman article on the Polish underground and his personal experience visiting Poland can be found here.


  • Tsvetelin Tsonevski the Director of Student Programs at The Independent Institute. He is formerly the director of academic affairs at FEE. He holds an LL.M. degree in Law and Economics from George Mason School of Law.