Donald Trump and Libertarianism

From: Walter Block <>

Sent: Monday, November 30, 2020 7:09 PM

To: ‘David Chávez Salazar’

Subject: RE: Hello Professor Block

Dear David:

Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate them.

Trump is very good on reducing regulations, taxes and creating peace in the Middle East; he is bad on protectionism, deficits. I vastly prefer him to Biden who is a socialist.

If populism helps promote liberty I favor it to that extent. If Biden wins in 2020, this is still a question, I hope Rand Paul becomes president in 2024.

Best regards,


From: David Chávez Salazar

Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2020 5:18 PM

To: Walter Block <>

Subject: Hello Professor Block

Dear Professor Block:

1. I hope you are well. I am pleased to announce that the webinar we organized a few months ago on the wage gap has been the cornerstone for a “Blockean” movement in Chile. From the bottom of my heart I want to express my gratitude to you for the friendship that we have established in these years.

2. I would like to talk a little about politics. It is outrageous what has happened in the United States with this very fraudulent election. I have a slightly crazy idea: I would like to try the possibility of interviewing President Trump for an editorial project I have in mind. However, professor, I would like to ask you a couple of questions: what is your opinion about Trump? And what is your opinion regarding populism as a means of struggle for libertarianism?

Thank you.

Best regards,


David Chávez Salazar


Libertas Phyle

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito


6:07 am on April 13, 2021