A little over 18 months ago, I made something of a splash, not to mention pissing lots of people off and generating lots of traffic here at BHL, by writing about the history of the Ron Paul newsletters and why they were such an embarrassment for 21st century libertarianism. I argued that they reflected […]
My Daily Caller piece on Ron Paul has drawn some interesting responses, including this one from Brian Doherty over at Reason. Many of these responses raise legitimate issues, and obviously there’s a lot that I couldn’t go into in an 800 word op-ed. So I thought I’d take some time now […]
Over at the Daily Caller, I have a short piece up arguing that libertarians should spend less time and energy on the Ron Paul campaign, and more on the long-term project of shaping the culture’s intellectual climate. Comments here or there welcome, though I’ll be more likely to see them here.
Some of you might have missed Glenn Greenwald’s essay on Progressives and Ron Paul over the holiday weekend. If so, you should go read it now. It’s one the best pieces I’ve seen from Glenn, and he’s written a lot of great pieces.
Here’s the gist. Ron Paul makes progressives uncomfortable, because he […]
A few months back, there arose a bit of a kerfuffle in the libertarian blogosphere over David Gordon’s review of Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch’s Declaration of Independents. For those who haven’t read it, that book is something of a freewheeling celebration of the spirit of liberty and independence in […]
As some of you might know, I’ve been stirring up quite a bit of trouble on Facebook the last few days discussing the Ron Paul newsletters story. Matt suggested I write up some of what I’ve been saying for the audience here at BHL, which I’m happy to do. First let me note that the […]