by Rod D. Martin
March 16, 2005
The end of the Cold War and the post-9/11 Bush foreign policy have done much to expose the cracks in the coalition between libertarians and conservatives, many of the former proving to take their theoretical anarchism very seriously. But a break-up is a serious mistake: libertarians certainly have no chance — and conservatives face much-diminished chances as well — of getting any of what they want without a coalition that promises all of them at least some of what they want. And the near-term battles are the most significant in a century: Social Security reform alone promises to put America on a new track of freedom like unto nothing any imagined seeing even just a few years ago. It is far from the only major pro-liberty course change the President has either proposed or actively begun.
In this article, Pejman Yousefzadeh makes this case exceptionally well. It is well worth your time to read it.