The amorality of Ron Paul and other marginal “coalition builders”
Regarding Ron Paul’s disowning of his own newsletters’ past right-wing statements about race and other subjects, a reader points out that Paul’s dishonest and unprincipled reversal follows the pattern of his mentor, Murray Rothbard, who sought to build coalitions with whatever disaffected group seemed the strongest at the time. “At the time of the ‘racist’ newsletters,” the reader writes, “Paul was building bridges to the David Duke crowd. Now he is appealing to a left-wing, OWS, anti-Iraq War crowd, so he is pro-immigrant, anti-anti-Muslim, anti-DADT, etc.”
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