From Saul to Murray


Since my review of a Nicholas von Hoffman book appeared on the site today, I thought I'd post a fun curio from 1973: a syndicated von Hoffman column that sings the praises of the libertarian writer Murray Rothbard. Read it and try to imagine an era when it was possible for a prominent liberal columnist not just to recommend the radical vision of an anarcho-capitalist economist, but to write this sentence in the process: "One of Rothbard's best, new ideas is to shut down the police departments of America."