My problem with Libertarians is that greater liberty is not the answer to every political and social conundrum. A careful reading of our history suggests that the consensual surrender of some human freedoms builds a bulwark against chaos.
There is, naturally, a fine line. But a dogmatic devotion to as much liberty as possible is as dangerous as a dogmatic devotion to security, to stability, and to the pursuit of happiness.
- New at Reason: Brian Doherty on Where Libertarians Really Belong (reason.com)
- Bloodthirsty ‘Libertarians’ (psychologytoday.com)
- Why I became a left-libertarian (liberalconspiracy.org)