Political Theory

I’ve already shown that the logic behind the so-called “libertarian to alt-right pipeline” makes no sense, but John Ganz writing in the Washington Post has some more specific critiques of Murray Rothbard, trying to tie him to Joe McCarthy or fascism, that I’d like to address. Ganz writes: A self-confessed admirer of Joseph McCarthy’s political […]

Political Theory

I was going to give a comprehensive response to Matt Lewis’s article in The Daily Beast, The Insidious Libertarian-to-Alt-Right Pipeline, but after reading it I decided not to waste my time. It’s a guilt-by-association hit piece pretending to ask difficult and potentially troubling questions about libertarianism. Lewis asks: Is it just a phase they go […]

Political Theory
Chelsea Manning’s Stockholm Syndrome
July 10, 2017

After spending years being imprisoned and abused in conditions the United Nations called cruel and inhuman by the United States government, Chelsea Manning declared on Twitter that it is immoral for anybody to not want to turn over their own money to an organization that would do this to people. taxation is a sharing of […]

Political Theory
Anti-Porn Feminism
February 26, 2016

If we’re going to define feminism as an ideology that supports equal political rights for men and women then I am all for it, gender shouldn’t matter when it comes to voting oneself into serfdom, after all, but too often it is invoked for causes beyond this narrow definition. This is not a problem that […]

Why We Are Not the Government
October 12, 2015

Bernie Sanders tweeted out the above picture, and specifically quoted FDR saying, “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.” This is and was nothing more than political sloganeering designed to beguile as many boobs as possible into supporting politicians who do terrible things in their name. How […]

A Question for Bob Murphy
August 21, 2015

I recently listened to the debate between Walter Block and Robert P. Murphy on the Tom Woods Show on whether a libertarian should accept money from the government. Murphy took the negative position, though I think his position is actually more nuanced than just being an outright no, and Block took the affirmative. I have […]