Ben Lewis and I go back into conservative/libertarian history to discuss the work of Frank Meyer, who thought the conservative and libertarian positions were not so difficult to reconcile. Conservative stalwart Russell Kirk wasn’t buying it, and the two feuded vigorously. Murray Rothbard, too, weighed in on the controversy.
“Just Don’t Call it Fusionism: Frank Meyer’s Defense of Freedom and Virtue,” by Ben Lewis
In Defense of Freedom, by Frank Meyer
The Conservative Mind, by Russell Kirk
The Quest for Community, by Robert Nisbet
Conservatism: Dream and Reality, by Robert Nisbet
Twilight of Authority, by Robert Nisbet
The Southern Essays of Richard M. Weaver
Ideas Have Consequences, by Richard M. Weaver
The Southern Tradition at Bay: A History of Postbellum Thought, by Richard M. Weaver
“Frank S. Meyer: The Fusionist as Libertarian,” by Murray Rothbard
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