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Libertarian Test

I scored 40 on the Libertarian test. I noticed the last historical picture the test-giver posted was of Lysander Spooner, a mid-nineteenth century Yankee near-anarchist. When we were in college together, Wally Olson used to give entertaining public readings of Spooner’s denunciations of voters. (In a republic, you see, voters are the sources of oppression.) All good clean fun–but I wonder how many Spooner-readers pressed on to his anti-Rothschild rants?

Richard Brookhiser — Historian Richard Brookhiser is a senior editor of National Review and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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