Yesterday’s Tom Woods Letter, which all the influential people receive every weekday. Be one of them.
For the most part, I leave the D.C. respectables alone.
If they attack me or my friends, I hit back. But I don’t start anything.
So you’ll forgive me if I state the obvious:
When certain issues arise, the respectable libertarian rushes to reassure the gatekeepers of approved opinion (who will hate him no matter what he does, which makes his bootlicking all the more pathetic) that of course he doesn’t side with the extremists in the movement.
I mean, I’d like lower taxes and all, but these people just take things too far, good Mr. New York Times reporter, sir.
On the taboo subject of the Second World War, the respectable libertarian is of course indistinguishable from any of the guardians of allowable opinion.
The America First Committee? Forget it.
Well, that’s the basis of my episode today.
Bill Kauffman, one of the few nonfiction writers whose skills I truly envy, joined me for one of my favorite episodes of the show ever. We discussed his outstanding book America First! Its History, Culture, and Politics.
Judging from the routine smears of the IQ-challenged, you’d never know the AFC was begun at Yale University, or that Gerald Ford belonged to it and JFK donated to it. Not to mention Sinclair Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice, and a great many other prominent political and literary figures.
These people were Nazis, say the low IQ-ers.
Bill answers that one in his book.
This is one great discussion: