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Old 10-12-2010, 07:00 PM
claymisher claymisher is offline
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Default Re: (Absent) Edition (Robert Farley & Michael Moynihan)

Originally Posted by Freddie View Post
So you get a guy like Michael Moynihan, whose entire mental existence is trapped in a political molasses so tiring and so totalizing that he is literally unable to escape the dividing of everyone and everything around him into the camps of the pure (read: those in lockstep libertarian orthodoxy) and the impure (those who aren't). That is, I would submit, a special kind of intellectual death, and one that is incredibly, depressingly common among libertarians ... Another of libertarianism's petty failures to be consistent is that any ideology that claims to be devoted to liberty should be filled with heterodox members and teeming with interesting pockets of internal dissent; in reality, there is no ideology, on God's green earth, that is more uniform, resistant to internal criticism, and mind-numbingly boring than libertarianism
I know what you mean about the sterility of the libertarian enterprise. You'd think a bunch of anarchists would be more colorful. That's they're not is pretty much the result of Koch money. How many libertarians have been on bloggingheads? What percentage weren't Kochists? Were there any at all? No wonder they all sound the same.
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