Edmund S. Morgan's American Slavery, American Freedom is all about the paradox that the most aggressive and strident political advocates of the small-government personal-liberty tradition in America were the highly-racist plantation slaveowners of the Virginia Dynasty. There is something about holding hundreds of your fellow humans in inhuman bondage that makes you very averse to even a moderately-strong and powerful central government--especially one that you and your class do not control.I'm always looking for yet more reasons to sneer at libertarianism and I'll count this as one more.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Thought for the Day
I found this in a post on Brad DeLong's web site. It is an interesting thought to ponder: