Reason Debate: Where Do Libertarians Belong?
Brink Lindsey, Jonah Goldberg & Matt Kibbe from the August-September 2010 issue
Interesting read. Read through to the end. Matt Kibbe’s insights into the Tea Party are worth the time, as Jonah Goldberg’s thoughts are as well.
In this exchange, [Reason] Contributing Editor Brink Lindsey argues that it’s time, once and for all, to sever the libertarian-conservative alliance that dates back to the New Deal while remaining skeptical about the illiberal populism of Tea Party activism.
In response, a conservative writer—National Review Online Editor-at-Large Jonah Goldberg—disputes Lindsey’s portrayal of the right and contends that the only major party giving free market economics the time of day is the GOP.
Meanwhile, FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe tells Lindsey and his think tank fellow travelers to climb down off that high horse and celebrate the most promising limited-government popular uprising in generations.
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Posted on July 12, 2010, in Conservatism, Liberalism, Libertarianism and tagged Brink Lindsey, Conservatism, Jonah Goldberg, Liberalism, Libertarianism, Matt Kibbe, Political Theory, TEA Party Movement. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.