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Lew Rockwell
Lew Rockwell

Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., more commonly known as Lew Rockwell, is an American libertarian political commentator. Image File history File links User:DickClarkMises posted this photograph with the claim that it was in the public domain. ... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... A political commentator is a figure in the news media who publically airs their interpretation of events in the politics of a state or institution. ...


Rockwell is the founder and President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California, and publisher of the politicial weblog, LewRockwell.com. Rockwell was closely associated with his teacher and colleague Murray Rothbard until Rothbard's death in 1995, and like Rothbard in his later years his political ideology combines an anarcho-capitalist form of paleolibertarianism with cultural conservatism and the Austrian School of economics. Rockwell also espouses the political concepts of federalism, secession, and political decentralization. Ludwig von Mises Institute for Austrian Economics, Auburn, Alabama The Ludwig von Mises Institute (LvMI), based in Auburn, Alabama, is a paleolibertarian academic organisation engaged in research and scholarship in the fields of economics, philosophy and political economy. ... Nickname: The Loveliest Village on the Plains Official website: http://www. ... Burlingame Library Burlingame is a city located in San Mateo County, California. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... Header image from LewRockwell. ... Murray Newton Rothbard Murray Newton Rothbard (March 2, 1926 – January 7, 1995) was an American economist, historian and natural law theorist belonging to the Austrian School of Economics who helped define modern libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ... Anarcho-capitalism is a view that regards all forms of the state as unnecessary and harmful, particularly in matters of justice and self-defense, while being highly supportive of private property. ... Paleolibertarianism is a school of thought within American libertarianism founded by Murray Rothbard and Lew Rockwell, and closely associated with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. ... Cultural conservatism is conservatism with respect to culture. ... The Austrian School is a school of economic thought that rejects economists overreliance on methods used in natural science for the study of human action, and instead bases its formalism on a logic of action known as praxeology. Alongside this formalism, the school has traditionally advocated an interpretive approach. ... Federalism is the idea of a group or body of members that are bound together (latin: foedus, covenant) with a governing representative head. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Decentralisation (or decentralization) is any of various means of more widely distributing decision-making to bring it closer to the point of service or action. ...


He is the author of Speaking of Liberty, an anthology of his editorials (originally published on his web site) and transcripts from some of his speaking engagements. Rockwell is also publisher, along with the Mises Institute, of the Journal of Libertarian Studies. The Ludwig von Mises Institute is a foundation, based in Auburn, Alabama, dedicated to research on economics and political economy. ... The Journal of Libertarian Studies is a scholarly journal published quarterly by the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. ...

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Criticism

Rockwell's opposition[1][2] to the war in Iraq has led to criticism from the neoconservative movement. Jacob Laksin, writing for FrontPageMag.com, said that Rockwell had become "a willing dupe of the far left"[3] and called into question his Libertarian credentials. He cited the posting of a picture of a bombed-out American tank with a caption by associate Mike Rogers which said "A toast to the defeat of the evil empire" [3] and for posting a message from columnist Karen Kwiatkowski where after calling for Iraqi insurgent-like resistance in the United States, wrote “Thus, my gentle thoughts are increasingly turning to murder. Murder of the state. In self-defense, of course!” [4] as examples. Combatants Republic of Iraq (Saddam Hussein regime), Baath Loyalists, Iraqi insurgency United States, United Kingdom, Multinational force in Iraq, New Iraqi Army Casualties Military dead: 6,000-30,000 Civilian dead: 30,000-100,000 Total dead: 8,000-194,000: Military dead:2,685 Civilian dead: 0 Total... Neoconservatism refers to the political movement, ideology, and public policy goals of new conservatives in the United States, who are mainly characterized by their relatively interventionist and hawkish views on foreign policy, and their lack of support for the small government principles and restrictions on social spending, when compared with... FrontPageMag. ... Mike Rogers has been called the King of Alternative Music in Japan. ... Colonel Kwiatkowski during an interview in Honour Betrayed Karen U. Kwiatkowski is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and in a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. ...


Rockwell responded to this criticism, saying:

[T]here is nothing too complicated about why the left today looks better than the right (and its unthinking defenses of Bush): the right holds the balance of federal power and the left doesn't. It's the flipside of the 1990s, when the Republicans attacked Clinton foreign policy for its nation-building overrearch and democrat imperialism etc. while the left warmed up to the domestic and international uses of the armed forces. It's all about power. Libertarianism is contra power. [5]

Rockwell has been criticized by Cato Institute Senior Fellow Tom G. Palmer for publishing columnists who express controversial viewpoints at his website, LewRockwell.com. [6] The Cato Institute is a large libertarian, non-profit public policy research foundation (think tank) headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and... Tom Gordon Palmer (born 1956 in Moetsch, Germany) is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and is director of the Institutes educational division, Cato University. ... Header image from LewRockwell. ...


Books by Lew Rockwell

As author:

  • Speaking of Liberty (2003), ISBN 0945466382

As editor:

  • Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard (with Walter Block) (1986), ISBN 9991178627
  • The Free Market Reader (1988), ISBN 0945466021
  • The Economics of Liberty (1990), ISBN 0945466080
  • The Gold Standard: Perspectives in the Austrian School (1992), ISBN 0945466110
  • The Irrepressible Rothbard (2000), ISBN 1883959020

Walter Block Walter Block (born 1941) is a leading Austrian School economist. ...

Notes

  1. ^ [1]Rockwell, Lew. "The Glory of War." LewRockwell.com. 6 May 2005.
  2. ^ [2]Rockwell, Lew. "My Speech at the Antiwar Rally." Mises.org. 25 September 2005.
  3. ^ a b [3]Laksin, Jacob. "The Right’s Left Turn." FrontPageMag. 5 October 2005.
  4. ^ [4]Kwiatkowski, Karen. "Unleashing the Resistance." LewRockwell.com. 15 June 2005.
  5. ^ [5]Rockwell, Lew. "Consistent libertarianism is incomprehensible to state partisans." Mises Economics Blog. 5 October 2005.
  6. ^ [6]Palmer, Tom G. "Gary North, Lew Rockwell, and the Politics of Stoning Heretics and Homosexuals to Death." TomGPalmer.com. 25 September 2004.

Header image from LewRockwell. ... FrontPageMag. ...

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Rockwell is the founder and President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California, and publisher of the politicial weblog, LewRockwell.com.
Rockwell was closely associated with his teacher and colleague Murray Rothbard until Rothbard's death in 1995, and like Rothbard in his later years his political ideology combines an anarcho-capitalist form of paleolibertarianism with cultural conservatism and the Austrian School of economics.
Rockwell's opposition [1] [2] to the war in Iraq has led to criticism from the neoconservative movement.
Lew Rockwell - definition of Lew Rockwell in Encyclopedia (125 words)
Llewellyn Rockwell, more commonly known as Lew Rockwell, is a paleolibertarian political commentator and economist in the United States.
Rockwell is the founder and President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama and Vice President of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, California.
Rockwell was closely associated with his teacher and colleague Murray Rothbard, and like Rothbard in his later years his political ideology combines an anarcho-capitalist form of libertarianism with cultural conservativism and Austrian School economics.
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