As a follow up to, Vicious Attack This Weekend on Murray Rothbard and the Mises Institue, David Gordon emails:
Why does Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute call the Mises Institute scholars nihilists? I don't even understand where that comes from.
Brook absurdly says that Rothbard was a philosophical relativist and subjectivist. In fact he supported realism and natural law. Incidentally, one wonders how their view of Rothbard is consistent with the claim that Rothbard plagiarized Rand's argument against determinism. Perhaps the contention is that Rothbard added relativism and subjectivism to parts of Rand's philosophy! It would appear that their criticism of Rothbard is, to use a term of which Brook is fond, a "mish-mash,"
Brook also falsely claims that Rothbard believed that communism was desirable for Vietnam, because it reflected the will of the Vietnamese people. Ghate wrongly claims that Rothbard said he was a spokesman for Mises and Hazlitt.
Raimondo Responds to Vicious Attack on Murray Rothbard