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Long Read: “Can Scott Walker Unite the Republicans?”

Robert Draper’s GQ profile of famed Kochsucker/governor Walker has been getting some notice, mostly for its rather odd style. To me, it reads as though Draper couldn’t get a grip on his subject because Walker is that genuine political rarity: a pure sociopath, uncomplicated by the usual attendant narcissism. A predator, like the shark, both [Read more...]

Emily Ekins: Are Millennials Far Left on Economics?

2 months agoNews : Reason

In response to Robert Draper’s New York Times Magazine piece on the potential for a libertarian moment, there has been much debate over where exactly young people stand on economic issues. Critics relying largely on one or two data points...Show More Summary

Just How Bad Was Nero?

Robert Draper looks into revisionist accounts that suggest history hasn’t been entirely fair to the Roman emperor: The dead do not write their own history. Nero’s first two biographers, Suetonius and Tacitus, had ties to the elite Senate and would memorialize his reign with lavish contempt. The notion of Nero’s return took on malevolent overtones […]

Just How Bad Was Nero?

Robert Draper looks into revisionist accounts that suggest history hasn’t been entirely fair to Roman emperor: The dead do not write their own history. Nero’s first two biographers, Suetonius and Tacitus, had ties to the elite Senate and would memorialize his reign with lavish contempt. The notion of Nero’s return took on malevolent overtones in […]

Republicans Won't 'Go Libertarian' -- Here's Why

The time has come again for a perennial theme in politics: the idea that Republicans should "go libertarian." The questionable premise, forwarded most recently by Robert Draper and Emily Ekins, is that the Republican Party could sweep up millennials, who are "socially liberal" and "economically conservative," by adopting a more libertarian message. Show More Summary

In Search of the Libertarian Moment

On August 7, Robert Draper (New York Times) asked: “Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?” One excerpt: Libertarians, who long have relished their role as acerbic sideline critics of American political theater, now find themselves and their movement thrust into the middle of it. For decades their ideas have had serious backing financially (most prominently […]

Six Reasons Why Today’s Libertarian Movement Is Not At All Pro-Gay

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Thanks to a New York Times Magazine article by Robert Draper, there’s been a lot of buzz lately about the libertarian tidal wave that’s allegedly poised to wash over the American landscape. Draper argues that young people are much more accepting of the libertarian get-rid-of-all-government argument and that Rand Paul is set to harness that energy all […]

What’s God Have To Do With Our “Libertarian Moment”?

by Matthew Sitman Last week Sarah Posner expanded on Ed Kilgore’s argument that the efforts of the Christian right are a big reason for the rise of libertarianism in the United States – and why Robert Draper’s NYT Magazine story on libertarian politics was off the mark: I do think that non-religious libertarians played a […]

Emily Ekins: Millennials Are Not Economic Leftists

3 months agoNews : Reason

In response to Robert Draper's New York Times Magazine piece on the potential for a libertarian moment, there has been much debate over where exactly young people stand on economic issues. Critics relying largely on one or two data points have ended to prematurely declare young people staunch economic liberals. Show More Summary

What 'libertarian moment' scoffers and critics get wrong

In this time of political polarization, it's rare to find a moment of comity. But that's exactly what we've found in the wake of Robert Draper's recent New York Times Magazine feature suggesting that the "libertarian moment" might have finally arrived in America. Show More Summary

America’s selective libertarianism

There’s an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new “libertarian moment” in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover story, Draper made exactly that case. Show More Summary

Is GOP Foreign Policy Getting More Libertarian, or Is it Just Anti-Democrat Opportunism?

3 months agoNews : Reason

That was, more or less, the question bandied about in The Independents aftershow on Monday, featuring former Reagan-administration deputy defense secretary K.T. McFarland and New York Times Magazine politics reporter Robert Draper, author of a recent profile of the libertarian movement: When I interviewed Sen. Show More Summary

More on the Ron Paul/Kurt Cobain Synergy

Robert Draper defends his article on America's "libertarian moment."

Yes, the libertarian moment has arrived

Robert Draper posed an important question in last weekend's New York Times Magazine cover story: Has the "libertarian moment" finally arrived, with voters ready to support a presidential candidate (presumably Republican Rand Paul) who...Show More Summary

Village Voice Writer States Falsely That Reason Defends Bigoted Bakers More Than the Right of Gays to Be Legally Married

3 months agoNews : Reason

As Nick Gillespie observed a bit earlier, Robert Draper's New York Times Magazine piece, "Has he 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived," has provoked an interesting and occasionally comedic series of reactions among people who are invested in disliking libertarians. Show More Summary

Krugman: The Fantasy of Libertarian Economics

Paul Krugman: In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians -- roughly speaking, people who combine free-market economics with permissive social views -- and asked whether we might be heading for a "libertarian moment." Well, probably not. Show More Summary

Krugman, Chait, and Frum Call the ‘Libertarian Moment’ a Load of Bollocks

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

While libertarians, a group that often feels misrepresented in mainstream political discourse, were largely happy with Robert Draper's piece in the New York Times Magazine about their moment in the sun, it didn't take long for other columnists to call the idea of a "libertarian moment" a load of bollocks.

Paul Krugman: Phosphorus and Freedom

Markets are not always magic: Phosphorus and Freedom, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: In the latest Times Magazine, Robert Draper profiled youngish libertarians... and asked whether we might be heading for a “libertarian moment.” Well, probably not. Polling...

Not The “Libertarian Moment” But Also Not Hillary Clinton’s Moment To Attract Millenials

Robert Draper asks, Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived? in The New York Times Magazine. Libertarians, who long have relished their role as acerbic sideline critics of American political theater, now find themselves and their movement thrust into the middle of it. For decades their ideas have had serious backing financially (most prominently by the [...]

Inside the Power of the N.R.A.

Robert Draper’s 2013 article on the National Rifle Association and its lobbying power.

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