Libertarianism and the Left
I have found an article that may be of interest to libertarians on this site. I believe earlier on this forum I mentioned that, oddly, I found myself more in line with leftists on political matters than the right. StumbleUpon has given me an article on this matter: http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory54.html
While I think the author is far too optimistic about our ability to convince leftists that they are wrong on certain matters and he exaggerates their lack of understanding of economics, he has summed up many of the things I have been thinking about leftists quite nicely. I realize that leftists are not friendly towards libertarianism for the most part, and some are hard core statists, but they do seem to generally lack the right's zeal for authoritarianism. I was wondering if other libertarians here think along these lines, and also whether leftists think that this author or myself are anywhere close to approximating their political leanings.
"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."
British General Charles Napier while in India