Tuesday, March 18, 2003

A Moment of 'Foot in Mouth' Truth for the World: Two Bushes

There are two Hayeks. One, the modest and imaginative social theorist... The other Hayek is Hayek the libertarian; Hayek the paranoid and splenetic reactionary; the Hayek who fulminates against his pet hates -- 'the counter culture', 'permissive education', 'dropouts', 'parasites' and so on -- like any dyspeptic ten-a-penny rednecked blimp. This Hayek is unconnected with the former, and should be ignored.
--Alan Haworth, in Anti-Libertarianism: Markets, Philosophy and Myth