Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Political Order and Political Decay


My review of Fukuyama is online at The American Conservative.


3 comments:

  1. Man, reading that article gave me déjà vu. You used some of the exact same passages from your blog posts on Fukuyama made within the last 6 months (that seems like a long time to write an article).

    Another thing: what is up with the concentration of ancaps on TAC? The connection between them, FEE, and Mises seems to confirm my growing suspicions that ancapism is more like a certain kind of "frosting" that people with parochialist conservative tendencies, particularly paleos, tend to have. Commonalities like the use of certain phrases (i.e., "welfare-warfare state", "statism", etc.) and certain theories (i.e., certain things regarding norms, culture, and so forth) reinforce this.

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    1. I use the blog as my scratchpad in writing a review.

      Time: There were three months between my finishing and publication.
      McCarthy was once an ancap, and I think some of his connections from those days followed him to TAC.

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    2. Oi. It seems to me like anarcho-capitalism is just one of those niches that is just particular to conservatism, like Posse Comitatus.

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