What Kind of Libertarian Are You?

—–Original Message—–
From: R
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:18 AM
To: Walter Block
Subject: What to Make of the ManyTypes of Libertarians?

Hola Walter! What do you make of the spawning of the various ‘types’ of Libertarians lately? Geolibertarians, Libertarian Socialists, Neolibertarianism, Bleeding-Heart Libertarians, etc. Are they:
1) Curious minds who are somewhat sincere, but with a motive – i.e.
closet socialists, communists, alt righters who are trying to meld their desires with Libertarianism; or
2) Devious snakes who trying to either co-opt or dilute Libertarianism so as to effectively remove it from the playing field? R

Dear R: I incline to the latter hypothesis. Thanks to you I shall one day write about this issue explicitly. I didn’t realize how many variations there now are. I also oppose paleo-libertarians, and both left and right wing thick libertarians of many kinds and varieties. You’ve heard of that expression, “Give me that plain old fashioned religion?” Well, my motto is, “Give me that plain old fashioned libertarianism.” In my view, correct libertarianism is neither of the right nor the left. We are equidistant from both. We are unique. We are sui generis.


7:16 pm on October 11, 2017