Rothbard on the 1992 Election

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Murray Rothbard’s remarks on the 1992 election make clear that for him the dominant issue was foreign policy. He thought that the first George Bush was  less a warmonger than Clinton and also that Bush had a more evenhanded policy on the Middle East than his Democratic rival. If this true, it is not altogether clear how Rothbard’s remarks can be taken to excuse an endorsement of Mitt Romney. Unlike the senior Bush, Romney thinks that we need a more aggressive foreign policy. Given the extensive financial support he has received from Sheldon Adelson, and the even extensive support for him which has been promised from that source, an evenhanded policy on the Middle East is the last thing one can expect from him.

4:36 pm on June 15, 2012