A Critique of "Against Libertarian Brutalism"by Paul Bonneau
Strike The Root
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Jeffrey Tucker writes a thoughtful (if not concise) article in his Against Libertarian Brutalism, but at the end, one is left unsatisfied. It has the flavor of one big straw man argument, as well as looking like a bit of “divide and conquer,” splitting libertarians unnecessarily into two distinct camps (as if we did not have enough camps already).
Toward the end, Tucker asks, "It all comes down to the fundamental motivation behind the support of liberty itself. What is its overarching purpose?"
That is indeed the question.
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