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Counterflow with Buck Johnson


Sep 7, 2020

My guest this week is the founder and Chairman of the Mises Institute, Lew Rockwell. In 1990, Lew wrote a historic manifesto called, "The Case for Paleo- Libertarianism". This was a case to denounce the culturally leftist instincts of mainstream libertarianism and make the case that liberty thrives much better in a culturally conservative setting. Within the pages of the famed "Rothbard-Rockwell Report", the case was made to cut ties with the Libertarian Party and to back presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan. The political climate of the day was one that saw a mainstream conservative candidate who was an anti-interventionist and not afraid to call out the dangers of politically correct culture. Seeing that as an option and the libertine/leftist/atheist leanings of the Libertarian Party gave Murray Rothbard and Lew Rockwell cause to align with the Buchanan campaign and denounce the LP. Fast forward to today's political climate. Do you see any parallels between then and now? Is it time to walk away from the Libertarian Party in order to support right-wing populism? I ask Lew Rockwell this and a lot more. Lew pulls no punches, and I know you will enjoy this.

Here is where you can find the great book, "The Irrepressible Rothbard" : https://mises.org/library/irrepressible-rothbard

Here is the original article, "The Case for Paleo-Libertarianism": https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5d62a0b2e3123d5d0247c5d5/5d9aad8de7a0b333dde9bbc0_Liberty_Magazine_January_1990%20pages%20Liberty%20-%20Page%2034%20-%20Liberty%20-%20Page%2038.pdf

Here is Lew's great daily news site (a must read!): https://www.lewrockwell.com

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