I just received the very sad news that my old friend David Nolan has died.
David Nolan was the founder of the national Libertarian Party in 1971. He continued to be a leader of the LP, running for US Senate in this past election against John McCain. David was the creator of the “Nolan Chart,” which redefined the old left-right political spectrum unto a more-accurate two-dimensional field. He was an outspoken advocate of radical libertarianism and was a strong voice against war as the worst infringement on liberty.
I always enjoyed David’s company and political counsel. He was also an excellent source of money from the many political bets he lost to me. I will miss him.
Yesterday, David suffered a stroke while driving. He would have been 67 this Tuesday.