Spreading Libertarianism by Closing Our Mouths and Opening Our Ears: How to talk to non-libertarians without turning them off
Dimitri Vassilaros is “The Lovable Libertarian™” and proud Life Member of the national Libertarian Party.
Dimitri does not vote for the lesser of two evils, does not believe in unfair ballot access rules, and does not like the two-party duopoly that has a stranglehold on our political system. In other words, Dimitri is pro-choice about almost everything.
He admires the work of Dr. Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Julie Borowski, as well as the unapologetic, enlightened self-interest of Eric Cartman on “South Park.”
Dimitri has been a radio talk-show host for much of his adult life, and one of the rare libertarians in broadcasting. He's worked at many prestigious talk-radio stations in America, including WFLA in Tampa, WWWE (now WTAM) in Cleveland, KSDO in San Diego, WTAE in Pittsburgh, WWVA in Wheeling, West Virginia, WPTI in Greensboro, North Carolina, and starting in 2006, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh. Dimitri also has been a substitute host on nationally syndicated programs hosted by Jim Bohannon, Bill Cunningham, Michael Smerconish, and Jim Quinn, respectively. And he has been a TV commentator, and TV guest expert on current events.
Dimitri also had been a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist, and for years, had written editorials for his beloved Trib. Dimitri also is embedded in social media; having thousands of followers on Twitter (1Dimitri), thousands of Facebook friends, and maybe one or two on Google+ (he thinks).
Dimitri tries to be entertaining and likable, on air and off, in print and in person, especially when discussing libertarian ideals as they might apply to any interesting story in the news. His belief is that most people don't know that they are libertarians. He hopes to help them discover this liberating philosophy for themselves.
Dimitri, born and reared in Pittsburgh, lives in the Greater Pittsburgh Tri-State area. He is married and has one child. And Dimitri is on the verge of announcing the details of his libertarian-inspired, Project X.