Murray Rothbard, political strategy, and the making of modern libertarianism

  title={Murray Rothbard, political strategy, and the making of modern libertarianism},
  author={Daniel Bessner},
  journal={Intellectual History Review},
  pages={441 - 456}
  • Daniel Bessner
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • History
  • Intellectual History Review
On Black Friday, March 27, 1981, at 9:00 A.M. in San Francisco, the “libertarian” power elite of the Cato Institute, consisting of President Edward H. Crane III and Other Shareholder Charles G. Koch, revealed its true nature and its cloven hoof. Crane, aided and abetted by Koch, ordered me to leave Cato’s regular quarterly board meeting, even though I am a shareholder and a founding board member of the Cato Institute. The Crane/Koch action was not only iniquitous and high-handed but also… 

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