20 years ago today, Murray N. Rothbard died. I remember the devastating call from his wife Joey as if it just happened. And yet, since then, Murray’s stature has only grown–as an Austrian economist, American historian, and libertarian philosopher and strategist. The Mises Institute and its children all over the world, so many scholars, students, and public intellectuals–and this website–strive to carry on his work. This world-class genius is finally beginning to get his due, despite belligerent plutocrats and all their hirelings. God rest his great soul.
Today is the anniversary of Murray Rothbard’s death in 1995. I vividly remember hearing the news, as it was one of the saddest days of my life. Murray, in his breadth of knowledge and acuity of mind, was the greatest scholar I have ever met. But to me, he was more than this. I viewed him as a second father. In the years since 1995, more and more students have come to appreciate his stature, despite the efforts of his enemies to marginalize him. “I shall not look upon his like again.”
Here is Murray on government: