I Don’t Blame Canada

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In a review for the Canadian C2C Journal, Fergus Hodgson says — among other favorable things — that my Libertarianism Today is an “accessible yet rigorous explanation of libertarianism and its political movement.”

But he criticizes me a little bit for focusing on U.S. issues while ignoring Canada entirely.

I had a pretty good reason, though: Canada’s government — although I’m sure it perpetrates many evils — isn’t trying to run the world, isn’t killing hundreds of thousands of people in other countries, isn’t imposing IP tyranny on the rest of the world, and isn’t wrecking the world economy. In other words, the Canadian government never did anything to me. The U.S. government, on the other hand, is the world’s largest, most powerful government and does endless bad things to countless people who don’t even live here.

I long for the day when my government isn’t worth mentioning in a book about the evils of the state!

11:49 am on January 29, 2011