Monday, July 28, 2008

The problem of sovereignty in modern America
Two parts so far of three at Taki
  • Thomas Woods on authority issues.
  • John Zmirak on anarcho-traditionalism.
  • Murray Rothbard was always at pains to note that libertarianism was a political philosophy only, dealing exclusively with the proper use of violence in society, and as such had nothing to say about aesthetics, culture, sexual morality, or any other subject. That was why Rothbard rejected Frank Meyer’s “fusionism”: someone whose political philosophy is antistatist, regardless of his views on the spectrum of other issues of concern to conservatives, is a libertarian, period.

    We need government to uphold the norms of morality, I am told by people who specialize in the unintentionally funny.

    … establishing rival centers of power within the state, and thriving institutions of civil society and Church that serve as the main guarantors of order — all this is the heritage of Anglo-American conservatism.

    Whatever a fruitful cooperation of Church and state might have accomplished in 19th-century Bavaria, or 1940s Portugal, it can’t happen here. It’s time to scrape the needle on the Trad’s favorite LP, “Don’t… Stop… Thinking About the Carlists…” and get with the program: Rendering a whole lot less unto Caesar, so we can save up something for God.

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