July 15, 2014

WHAT LIBERTARIANISM ISN’T: “Journalists cover complex things they don’t know about all the time, and this is usually okay because they research and talk to people who do know about it. Unless, of course, they’re writing about libertarians. Not only do you not have to know the first thing about libertarianism to cover it for major news outlets, it is perfectly fine to a) decline to ask anybody who does know, b) make up your own version of what it is, and then c) lament the terribleness of this terrible philosophy or people you have just created. Cases in point: approximately every 10th article published by Salon, this piece by Damon Linker at The Week.”