Paul W. Gresser from Maryland
is the political movement to keep your eyes on,
February 26, 2004
of Liberty is a fascinating look at an emerging philosophical/political
framework, of which Llewellyn Rockwell is this generation's standard-bearer.
Through discussions on economics and war, he illustrates a view
of the world that is both appreciative of traditional values and
unfamiliar with the libertarian intellectual movement may be delighted
to discover this alternative to the American left-wing/right-wing
paradigm. Rockwell's ideas can be as appealing to liberal college
students as they can be to conservative Christians.
already familiar with Rockwell will be happy to see him in top form,
as he exposes and condemns the Warfare/Welfare State, recounts the
development of libertarianism via Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard,
and describes the current state of the movement.
the gurus of the left and right (Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Michael
Moore, etc.), Rockwell's ideas are supported by powerful economic
and historical arguments, rather than impassioned fear-mongering
about the "other side" trying to "subvert America." He makes it
clear that the danger is not other people, but the harmful policies
of the central State.
writing style is thoroughly enjoyable. He is always controversial,
never disrespectful. He can simultaneously shake up and attack certain
political preconceptions, and inspire a new-found respect for others.
If you're curious about libertarianism, Austrian economics, or just
alternative political thought, this is a great place to start.