Thursday, March 02, 2006
Murray Rothbard was born on this day 80 years ago. It's hard to believe we've been without his spirited, cheerful, liberty-loving self for over 11 years. Maybe that's because he is still such a presence in the lives of hardcore libertarians and voluntarists everywhere. I have many fond memories of Murray, and I treasure each of them. I can still hear the echo of his unmistakable laughter. I have learned so much from him that trying to express my gratitude only fills me with a sense of futility. Those who have been influenced by him, and there have been many, know what I mean. Thanks to the World Wide Web, Murray Rothbard's legacy is never more than a few clicks away -- ironic, since Murray was proudly, defiantly "low-tech."
I will toast his memory tonight. Meanwhile read what Roderick Long wrote on the occasion of Murray's death in 1995. Then Google "Rothbard" and have a ball.
Posted by Sheldon Richman at 5:08 PM