I don't know if it's the Atlantic Ocean or a greater acquaintance with literature, or a closer encounter with actual communism and fascism and other 20th-Century realities, or a simple matter of being better-educated in general, but our British libertarian friends seem to be far less likely to bollix up their libertarian theory with a lot of groovy leftist hippy-dippy notions about egalitarianism and noble savages and spontaneous cooperation and multiculturalism and nurture over nature. They seem to me more realistic, and know damn well that results trump intentions. Hold that 'trump' thought.
I've pointed out that this is the case with the most prominent of British libertarians, Sean Gabb [link] and [link]. And it's clearly true of Keir Martland, who, in the quibcag, points out a very obvious and simple (to me, anyway) fact that seems to be the sort of remark that causes many American libertarians to screech "bigot" and "ignorance" just like their liberal sisters.
Well, Keir Martland is no stranger to this blog. Just enter his name over there in "search this blog" and you'll find lots of entries. And his blog is here [link]. And here [link] is a review of Keir's book by Sean Gabb again, which, if you read it closely and do the math, will reveal to you that, as of this writing, Keir is at most seventeen years old. Good Goddle Mighty.
And here Keir point out another fact that is obvious to me, but which seems to be a concept ungraspable to many American libertarians, who paradoxically see no problem with voting for gun-control enthusiast William Weld.
Quibcag: Nationalities represented by chibi versions of national mascots from Hetalia: Axis Powers (Axis Powers ヘタリア).