Nick Sorrentino

They are referring to the widely read and sited “Libertarian Moment” article in the New York Times Magazine of last week.

By no means a libertarian puff piece, it simply reports on the new found prominence of libertarianism generally.

We argued that there actually was no “moment,” but an emergence of a political philosophy which simply works better in the 21st Century than the top down command and control methods of the 20th Century, the century which brought us Fascism, Communism, the War on Drugs, and the Military Industrial Complex.

But surprise surprise the big government pundits on both the Right (David “Axis of Evil” Frum) and Left (Paul “I just got chased out of Princeton” Krugman) took exception to the idea that the country is increasingly open to a legitimately small government philosophy.

I mean it’s not like these 2 guys have ever been wrong before.

Really what they were taking exception to is libertarianism getting some ink in the New York Times, a “legitimate” news source. Both Frum and Krugman have fought long and hard to keep libertarianism relegated to the political margins because they know it makes sense to people. People THEY don’t like.

The dinosaurs hated the mammals too.

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Nick Sorrentino

Nick Sorrentino is the co-founder and editor of, and the CEO of Exelorix Consultants. A political and communications advisor with clients spanning the political spectrum and the business world, his work has been featured in many publications and across the Web. A graduate of Mary Washington College he lives just outside of Washington DC where he can keep an eye on Leviathan.

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