Sunday, October 23, 2022

The continuing, destructive power of libertarianism

Andrew Koppelman

 At a recent conference on conservative philosophy, I told another professor that I’d just written a critical history of libertarianism. “You’re too late,” he said. “After Trump, libertarianism is dead in American politics.” 

Would that it were so. The Libertarian Party is indeed in deep trouble, torn apart by factionalism. Despite the increasing ubiquity of communitarian, nationalist rhetoric, however, libertarianism has a firm grip — on the Republican Party. 

I explain in a new column at The Hill, here.

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