quarta-feira, outubro 3

Libertarians, por Russel Kirk

A propósito da discussão sobre Ron Paul e a clivagem Libertários e Conservadores, por sugestão do HO li este interessante ensaio de Russel Kirk que agora recomendo:

Libertarians: the Chirping Sectaries:

Any discussion of the relationships between conservatives (who now, to judge by public-opinion polls, are a majority among American citizens) and libertarians (who, as tested by recent elections, remain a tiny though unproscribed minority) naturally commences with an inquiry into what these disparate groups hold in common. These two bodies of opinion share a detestation of collectivism. They set their faces against the totalist state and the heavy hand of bureaucracy. That much is obvious enough.

What else do conservatives and libertarians profess in common? The answer to that question is simple: nothing. Nor will they ever have. To talk of forming a league or coalition between these two is like advocating a union of ice and fire.

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