The Slow Death of Libertarianism

Reason has an interesting article about the libertarian response to the war in Iraq. I must admit, I’m bit surprised that the neo-conservative “war brings peace” ideology has permeated some libertarian thought, especially given the amount of money Bush is asking for the war.

One positive note, though. Scroll down the page to the response from Ivan Eland — it’s a well-argued anti-war perspective that notes one of the nasty by-products of the Reagan-era fights against communism, the Taliban and Al Queda. Interestingly, the other pro-war supporters who mention Reagan’s battles against the spread of communism do note that there were some “regrettable side effects” but the fall of communism was apparently worth the creation of a terrorist regime that was responsible for the attacks within American borders.