Ralph Raico, RIP

I am sad to report that a very dear friend and long-time supporter of Antiwar.com, Ralph Raico, has passed away at the age of 80.

I met Ralph 40 years ago when I was active in the Libertarian Party. He was an active proponent of the anti-interventionist stance in his eloquent writings and a frequent speaker at antiwar rallies. Ralph was one of the founders of the Libertarian Party’s gay caucus.

Ralph was the founding editor of The New Individualist Review from 1961 to 1969. He was later senior editor of Inquiry magazine, published by the Cato Institute.

Read James Bovard’s obituary at his blog.

Read David Gordon’s obituary at LewRockwell.com.

Read David Henderson’s obituary at EconLog.

Read How Ralph Raico Met Ludwig von Mises at Mises.org.

Read Sheldon Richman’s obituary at The Libertarian Institute.

3 thoughts on “Ralph Raico, RIP”

  1. Sorry to hear the news. Its been many years since we crossed paths but I remember Ralph as a great guy.

  2. Hi Eric, I don’t know if you remember me, but I also met you, Ralph and Justin in SF 40 years ago, when we all worked on the ’76 election and attended the convention there. I didn’t realize that Ralph was 20 years my senior! Anyway, I’ve been following his work ever since we met. Ralph was a truly memorable gentlemen.

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