September 19, 2009

DOUG MATACONIS: “Some libertarians and advocates of limited government and federalism, such as economists Thomas DiLorenzo and Walter Williams have argued that the Confederate State of America was the last gasp of limited government on the American continent in the face of Lincoln-esqe consolidation. However, is that really the case?”

Not so much. I’ve written about this topic before, and this still stands: “One suspects that for a certain sort of infantile mind, pro-Confederacy statements provide the same sort of thrilling sense of nonconformity that Marxism has provided. This, I guess, explains the weird strain of pro-Confederate sympathy that one finds among a certain segment of libertarians.”

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