Thursday, December 22, 2005

"We're the new Reds"

Brad Spangler’s post "Teaching the Three R's: Reds, Republicans and Randroids" offers a thorough lesson in libertarian history and a powerful message about the futility of political reformism. Political reform is right-wing, he says. The “more revolutionary approach” (counter-economics, demystifying the State) is left-wing. Here’s a taste:

“[It] could be said that the state socialism inspired by Marx hijacked [the] historically libertarian “left” and that these several years after the near global meltdown of state communism, a mere blink of the eye in the grand sweep of history, is potentially just a transition period in which a drifting ‘left-wing’ that itself ranges from moderate to radical has been in search of a new radical creed to orient itself on. I and others like me seek to provide that radical creed by further refining and evangelizing the thought of men like Rothbard and Konkin.

“In short: We’re the Libertarian Left, and we’re the new Reds.”

Brad has quickly become one of the most prominent and thoughtful champions of the Movement of the Libertarian Left. This is one of the best pieces I’ve read in weeks.

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At 11:58 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Yeah, I've been very impressed by Brad's stuff. Very thoughtful and well written.

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, guys.


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