June 28, 2019

DISPATCHES FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF THE BLOGOSPHERE: Justin Raimondo, RIP.

Justin Raimondo died yesterday at age 67 after struggling with cancer. His obituary is a must read just for the eye-popping detail about his boyhood confrontation with a Communist psychotherapist. Raimondo was a young radical libertarian, a gay-liberation activist, and an indefatigable support of Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaigns. Yes, you read that right.  His two great passions were preserving the memory of the pre-WWII American right, and his activist news portal, Antiwar.com, which has opposed every U.S. war and military intervention since its founding in 1995.

Read the whole thing, and then click over to read that “eye-popping detail about his boyhood confrontation with a Communist psychotherapist” — and even Ayn Rand. But then, as Jerome Tuccille’s 1971 book correctly noted, “It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand.”

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