Why Is Jonah Goldberg Still Here?

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Karen Kwiatkowski’s LRC article today, Why Is Jonah Goldberg Still Here?, reminded me of my 2001 LRC article On Jonah Goldberg’s Youthful Phase. Kwiatkowski pointed out Goldberg’s wickedness and dishonesty; my article noted his abysmal ignorance—or dishonesty—about libertarianism and his wicked statism—his sneering objection to the idea that libertarians oppose state violence. As Kwiatkowski observes, he’s not only in favor of state violence but apparently private violence too—namely, assassination of people who don’t go along with his pro-state violence bluster. What a vile person. Why is he still here?

6:54 am on November 2, 2010