May 31, 2013

Quote of the Day

Those who know how I feel about Albert Jay Nock, the author of Our Enemy the State, should recognize that this is no small compliment.

But I can also imagine partisans of, say, Hayek or von Mises reading this and becoming riled up (for some reason, and with no disrespect intended, the moment I wrote that line that scene when the old school orcs and the new-fangled orcs get into a brawl in The Return of the King came to mind).

First, I should say that Hayek did not consider the State to be his -- or our -- enemy. He just considered planning folly, socialism immoral, and, oddly, Dick Sargent to be the superior Darrin on Bewitched. Second, both his and von Mises's work was vastly more influential than Nock's. -- Jonah Goldberg

Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at May 31, 2013 4:44 PM
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