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Comment on Libertarians and War: A Bibliographical Essay by Will Porter Fri, 01 May 2015 23:46:39 +0000 CURSES!! My already-mammoth pile of books and articles to read just got so much bigger!

Not such a bad problem to have, though. Hope some day I can contribute to this awesome list of anti war scholarship / journalism / writing. Excellent job on this bibliography, my brain thanks you.

Comment on Mythbuster: Libertarianism and Unchosen Obligations by Geoffrey Allan Plauché Thu, 02 Apr 2015 22:32:11 +0000 I have an obligation not to aggress against others, whether or not I consciously choose to accept this obligation. If you think otherwise, then you as a libertarian have no valid objection to anyone who says he does not accept this obligation and can therefore proceed to take your property, or your life, without your consent.

Comment on Mythbuster: Libertarianism and Unchosen Obligations by Jim+Klein Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:26:08 +0000 And I’ll give anyone another five years to come up with one! After a full decade, maybe folk can bring themselves to admit that no such thing exists.

Comment on Mythbuster: Libertarianism and Unchosen Obligations by Jim Klein Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:21:25 +0000 Oh, please; enough yipyap. Would someone kindly give a single example of an obligation that they believe they have, that they didn’t willingly choose? Just one. Please.

“I have the obligation to ___________ , but I didn’t choose it to be an obligation for myself.” Just fill in the blank, that’s all. One example will be sufficient to demonstrate that such a thing exists.

Intellectuals…you really can’t see that you’re not saying anything, can you? If you didn’t choose it, you wouldn’t judge it as an obligation. But somehow everyone ELSE has these unchosen obligations…those are the ones that you can see, but they can’t. So if I “see” an obligation in you, do you therefore have it? Sheesh.

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Comment on Against the Libertarian Cold War by Dmitry+A.+Chernikov Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:05:19 +0000 Oh perhaps, continue it.

I was part of the movement that developed the strategy to bankrupt the state. We saw the cold war military build up as parallel to the great society effort, and thought that by spending in both directions we could bankrupt, and delegitimize the Keynesian state. We could bankrupt the state internationally by bankrupting the communist movement, and we could bankrupt the european and american social democratic movements.

Well, you sure took your part of being a useful idiot to statists seriously.

Comment on Against the Libertarian Cold War by Dmitry A. Chernikov Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:47:54 +0000 Well, aye-aye, cap’n. Let’s start the insanity.

Comment on Against the Libertarian Cold War by Dmitry Chernikov Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:04:42 +0000 Nice “cold utilitarianism,” Jerold.

Comment on Enoch was right (wing) by Tony Sat, 07 Mar 2015 17:36:13 +0000 Rothbard’s words as well as the overall content of the Wikipedia page should make abundantly clear that Powell was anything but libertarian on most important issues. Despite what some people may think, economics is not the sole important factor in someone’s libertarian credentials. The opposition to the state, to the initiation of force is most important.
Powell’s “high Tory” beliefs make perfectly clear that when it came to the state, he was a reactionary. He believed in the “divine right of kings”, or in other words, absolute rule by the monarch. He was not against the EU because it was a greater state power, but because it threatened his British nationalism which – ironically – liked the “union” of England with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland very much. His interests lay not in minimizing state size, but in British superiority.
Also, rather than being in favor of dismantling the British empire, he was actually very hostile to the United States precisely because they were a threat to British empire, and were favoring Indian independence. This, also, can be read on his Wikipedia page.

“It was in Algiers that the beginning of Powell’s dislike of
the United States was planted. After talking with some
senior American officials, he became convinced that one
of America’s main war aims was to destroy the British
Empire. Writing home on 16 February 1943, Powell
stated: “I see growing on the horizon the greater peril
than Germany or Japan ever were… our terrible enemy,
America….” [6]:75 Powell’s conviction of the anti-British
attitude of the Americans continued during the war. Pow-
ell cut out and retained all his life an article from the New
Statesman newspaper of 13 November 1943, in which the
American Clare Boothe Luce said in a speech that Indian
independence would mean that the “USA will really have
won the greatest war in the world for democracy”

In the economic sense Powell might have been a considerable step up for the Brits. But lets not even pretend he was anything close to an ally of genuine libertarians, or worthy of admiration.