Rothbard on the Betrayal of the American Old Right

Old Right
Old Right

The New Deal bracht ook het ontstaan van de Amerikaanse Old Right – als tegenwicht èn reactie tegen de Keynesiaanse ideeën van Roosevelt en zijn Democraten.

America’s “Old Right”—rooted in 19th century liberalism but birthed in the 1930s to oppose the New Deal—was strongly laissez-faire and non-interventionist. Murray Rothbard wrote the comprehensive story of that movement, it’s influences and influence, and its destruction at the hands of Buckleyite Cold Warriorism. Modern conservatism sadly bears little resemblance to the Old Right, and America is worse off for it.

Dr. Patrick Newman and Tho Bishop join the show to dissect the book, which is both a critical history and a fascinating political memoir of Rothbard’s own journey to libertarianism.

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Publicatie 7 mei

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Contact Jeff Deist

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute. He previously worked as chief of staff to Congressman Ron Paul, and as an attorney for private equity clients. Contact: email; Twitter.

Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.

Contact Patrick Newman

Patrick is Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida Southern College. He completed his PhD in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. He is a 2018 Mises Institute Research Fellow.

1 reactie

  1. Cool Pete schreef:

    Interessant onderwerp.

    Het verhaal gaat, dat Pres. Roosevelt niets begreep van wat de Britse econoom M.Keynes hem vertelde.
    Maar de Pres. wilde vooral rust en evenwicht : binnenlands en buitenlands.

    Het meest opvallende is, is dat al decennia, de Republikeinse partij en beweging,
    steeds zwakker wordt.