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The Demise of Libertarianism

The once-ascendant movement now seems dead in the water.

photo by Colin Lloyd on Unsplash

Once upon a time — 2013, to be precise — many major publications were proclaiming the beginning of the “libertarian moment”. Ron Paul, the libertarian darling of the Republican Party in 2012, had seen his bid for the nomination fail. This failure, though, came (correctly) to be seen as the result of GOP corruption more…

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J. W. Barlament

J. W. Barlament

Writer of the most eclectic mix of material this side of the Mississippi. Author, 2016–2019. Blogger, 2017–2022. Columbia University, 2020–2024.

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