As usual, [T]Reason Magazine can not let Ron Paul get any positive publicity without responding with a hit piece. Poor little Beltway/cosmo libertarians are getting outshined. How can that be? They are supposed to be the serious ones.
The article can be summed up simply: Ron Paul is not a serious thinker because … well because the author, David Harsanyi, says so. But the intellectual incoherence of this line takes the cake.
Paul isn’t a traditional conservative. His obsession with long-decided monetary policy and isolationism are not his only half-baked crusades.
So Ron Paul isn’t a traditional conservative because he is “obsessed” with long decided policies? Um … actually Ron Paul is a traditional conservative precisely because he concerns himself with historical questions that have been “decided” wrongly.
But of course it is Ron Paul who isn’t a serious thinker. David Harsanyi, you’re an idiot.