How Libertarian Is the Kochtopus?

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The various think-tanks, publications, and intellectuals in the ambit of Charles and David Koch use libertarian rhetoric, but mostly to justify state-enhancing programs like the Iraqi occupation, Social Security “privatization,” school vouchers, etc. And now this.

More Koch news from a friend: “In this interview with BBC journalist Greg Palast (at 35:10 into it), he details, as he did in the book The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, the deal that saved Bill Clinton’s presidency: Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and Minority Leader Tom Daschle worked it out like this: the Republicans promised to impeach Bill only for Lewinsky, not for his connections to the Riady family, as long as the Democrats would promise not to prosecute the Koch brothers.”

1:08 pm on March 25, 2008