The first installment of my review-essay of Murray N. Rothbard’s The Betrayal of the American Right, entitled “The Real American Right,” is now up at Taki’s Top Drawer. The second installment is up tomorrow, and the third on Wednesday.
I have to say that I’m really jazzed about this particular piece, and had great fun writing it. Today’s “conservative” movement is a caricature — and, in many ways, an inversion — of what it used to be. In my essay, I examine the historical roots of the “Old Right,” the anti-interventionist, pro-liberty movement that grew up in opposition to the war-mongering collectivist currents of the 1930s.
UPDATE: Part II of the series appears here.
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Part III is here.