Falsely Called Freedom: The Racist Roots of Libertarianism

The Virginia school of Economics would lay the foundation of Modern Libertarianism and the Tea Party Movement by creating an understanding of “liberty” quite unlike that of the framers.  Claiming to be constitutionalists, they might be better connected to the dissenting voice of the post-Constitutional generation, John Calhoun.  Based on the work of James Buchanan and his mentors from university of Chicago, they became the mechanism by which the Virginia Aristocracy kept its power, resisted school de-segregation, and attempted to launch a national expression of their vision through the candidacy of the mainstream-ready embodiment of their vision, Barry Goldwater.

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