35 Years Ago in Reason


"Wouldn't we all be better off if the White House became an empty monument to a grisly past, and our Nixonian rulers were turned loose to seek honest employment-provided they can stay out of jail?"

-Murray N. Rothbard, "Watergate, and the Argument from Knowledge"

"In the Soviet Union even stamp collecting has to go through 'Big Brother.' You turn everything into a central collective that then redistributes them. Individuals are not supposed to simply swap stamps."

-"Freedom in the Future: An Interview with Poul Anderson"

"A hundred years from now the people of the 21st century will look back with bewilderment at the Supreme Court's 1973 decision on obscenity. How a nation of 'civilized,' 'sophisticated,' 'freedom-loving' people could sit back calmly and accept-and in some cases welcome-this exercise in verbal gymnastics will appear beyond belief."

-Robert Poole Jr., "The New Censorship"