An absent libertarian checks in
Quite some time ago (starting in the early 90’s) I was pretty active in the libertarian movement. I was a member of the local party, went to the Ohio state convention (where I met Jacob Hornberger and Wendy McElroy) and went to Marcon 2001 where I met L. Neil Smith. I consumed many books on economics and politics. After a while, I started getting burned out and disenchanted with the infighting and lack of progress. I drifted away and let other things occupy my time and attention. I have continued to vote libertarian, and still consider myself one, but haven’t concerned myself at all with what was going on in that world.
In the last few years I’ve watched some Dave Smith and Reason (which I used to read consistently) and have casually seen libertarian memes and such, but haven’t really been closely following or reading anyone.
Today I discovered that L. Neil Smith passed away in back in August. That made me a bit nostalgic for the old days, so I started searching around a bit. I was surprised to see very little mention of his passing, especially in libertarian circles (I did see his death mentioned in the context of Star Wars, since he had written some SW novels). That got me wondering – who are the prominent libertarian thinkers today? Do they have any interaction with the older guard like those I’ve previously mentioned and Clair Wolfe, James Bovard?
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