Rothbard’s Legacy of Peace

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So Justin Raimondo and Eric Garris go off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a world peace conference last week. The conference features not only Raimondo and Garris, but Daniel Ellsberg, George Galloway, Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein, Malaysian Prime Minister Badawi and other notables. The foundation sponsoring the conference was started by Mahathir Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia. And who does the conference organizer, Matthias Chang, mention as an inspiration? Murray Rothbard.

Conference organizer Matthias Chang made it clear that a multi-issue movement is doomed to fail. “A broad-based, single-focus movement is the only way we can succeed. We need to bring together the Left and Right, and all those who seek peace as an alternative to resolving international conflicts.” Chang said his personal philosophy is a libertarian one, and he is a great admirer of the works of the late Murray Rothbard. Chang and Dr. Mahathir support a return to the gold standard in Asia to protect against the fiat money systems of the West.

Now that’s a legacy of peace!

2:56 pm on December 19, 2005