The American Conservative has a great old piece up by Paul Gottfried on the prospects of libertarians and “Old Right” conservatives uniting against the modern State.
It is certainly worth reading. Though the formal alliance never got much traction after the 1990s–it seemed to peak with the rise and fall of Pat Buchanan’s presidential candidacy, which the libertarian Murray Rothbard stirringly hoped would “break the clock of social democracy” and “repeal the twentieth century”–the ideals influencing it were certainly a contributing factor to the creation of this blog. As Ben’s recent post accusing libertarians of “laughable hubris” makes clear, we may come from different perspectives, but we still share a lot in common. Emphasizing those commonalities could someday lead to a truly powerful political movement, both in practical and in philosophical terms.