90’s Rothbard and The ‘Paleo-Strategy’ Explained w/ Tho Bishop

My own political history is somewhat similar to Rothbard’s. Rothbard was always an anarcho-capitalist/libertarian, but over time his strategic alliances changed dramatically. He was a Dixiecrat in the late 40s. A Stevensonian Democrat in the 50s. A New Leftist in the 60s. A centrist LP libertarian in the 70s and 80s, and a Buchananite in the 90s. Similarly, I’ve always been an anarchist, and with the same “it usually begins with Lao-Tzu” approach that I have now. But in the 80s I was a Chomskyiste anarcho-social democrat. An LPer and progressive libertarian in the early 90s. A prepper/sovereign citizen in the late 90s. A paleolibertarian in the early 2000s, a left-libertarian in the late 2000s, an alt-rightist in the early 2010s, and now a radical centrist. It’s a fast-moving world.

Tho Bishop is the associate editor of Pete invited Tho on to give an overview of what exactly is what has come to be known as the “Paleo Strategy.” It is attributed to Murray Rothbard’s writings from the early 1990s but is often described in Straw Man language.

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