Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Raimondo Responds to Vicious Attack on Murray Rothbard

Justin Raimondo emails as a follow up to the post, Vicious Attack This Weekend on Murray Rothbard and the Mises Institue :
If you go and listen to the whole thing, it's clear what's going on here. 1) Yaron Brook has no idea what Rothbard stood for: he hasn't read anything. Which is very Randian, since Rand herself read nothing. I had to laugh when Brook, during the discussion, said "When Ayn Rand was reading Kant's Critique of Pure Reason." I'd bet the farm she never did. 2) You'll notice Brook's hostility to anyone who comes closest to the Objectivist position (David Kelley, Rothbard) -- and, conversely, the relative openness to those most distant. This confirms Rothbard's analysis of the Objectivist sect, which he reiterates in the strategy book I've just finished editing: that they are sectarian when it comes to competing groups within the broader "pro-liberty" movement, and opportunistic when it comes to the "real world" (i.e. Rand's endorsement of Richard Nixon, Greenspan's activities, etc.).


  1. You mean like a libertarian who harshly criticizes Cato, yet supports Pat Buchanan and Donald Trump.

    1. Rainmondo criticizing of Cato is fine as they do pander to the left in some aspects but given his support for Trump he really has no leg to stand on. Also yes citing Rand's endorsement of Nixon as a negative while he supports Buchanan is also hypocritical

    2. Trump's worse than Buchanan but yes I agree