A Critique of "Against Libertarian Brutalism"by Paul Bonneau
Strike The Root
1."I Have the Right to Remain Silent" -- Memorial Day Checkpoint Owned by Cop Blocker
2.The NSA's Technotyranny: One Nation Under Surveillance
3.Video Shows NYPD Harassing, Assaulting Teens On Elevator
4.Federal Judge Tosses All Evidence Obtained By FBI's 'Cable Guy' Ruse
5.Hackers Stole Data from Whom? An Example of Media Bias
6.Cops Turn into Bullies After they're Filmed Breaking the Very Laws they are Supposed to Enforce
7.Top Bush Era CIA Official Just Confirmed the Iraq War Was Based On Lies
8.Texas SWAT Police Storm Old Man's Home, Break His Hip, Leave Him Lying In His Own Feces
9.Cop Claims Freedom of Speech Does Not Give Citizens the Right to Question Police
10.Capital Police Break Into Mans Unattended Car, Blow Up Pressure Cooker
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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