Tuesday, December 1, 2015

On the Falling Out Between William F. Buckley and Murray Rothbard in the Late 1960s

Yeah, it was about Vietnam (Rothbard having the good sense to see the utter futility of the operation and Buckley not so much). What else?


BB-Idaho said...

IMO, Buckley never quite escaped his CIA roots. For a damning indictment of that
organization during those times, see Tim Weiner's "Legacy Of Ashes". Allan Dulles
and his ilk answered to no one in public office, screwed up foreign affairs and hobnobbed with ex-Nazis, ex-communists and tinhorn dictators. So in some ways, Buckley, like Kissenger, was a type whose theories put government power beyond the electorate. But, with his weird gesticulations and polysyllabic intonations, old Bill was fun to watch.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I enjoyed him and Moynihan (even when they talked over my head as a kid).