[ExI] Making Rationalizations is Superior to the Alternative

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 15:16:09 UTC 2009

2009/4/15 Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com>:

> Not in my book.  This, in fact, is typically how statists argue: give up some freedom now for later on -- or trade off freedom for security.  If one is going to do this setting aside of libertarian principles whenever there's a hypothetical risk -- no matter how unlikely -- then Eduard Bernstein (German socialist who argued explicitly for curtailing freedom now for a better society later) and FDR might as well be considered libertarians.

How did Bernstein argue for curtailing freedom? His main
differentiating feature from the Leninists was that he did not agree
with violent revolution and curtailing of democratic rights.

Stathis Papaioannou

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