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Feb 17, 2005 5:34 am


Libertarians Breathing Down My Neck ...



If you think the apples and oranges here at Cliopatria have been a little ripe lately, you should see the rot over at Liberty & Power. My anti-war libertarian friends have broken out in a flame war of their own and my friend, David Beito, is braggin' on it. Seriously, Jason Kuznicki's post about University of Nevada economist Hans-Hermann Hoppe has drawn 138 comments."This is certainly a record for Liberty and Power and probably for any blog at the History News Network," says Beito."Take that, Cliopatria!"

Well, for what it's worth, I think Beito's probably right. I wouldn't say that it's been a very civil discussion. There's been some talk about which and how many of its participants should be barred from commenting at HNN altogether. And, if size alone matters, I think the 165 comments on my article,"Journalists Are Rushing to Judgment About Michael Bellesiles" on the mainpage still holds the over-all record at HNN. Of course, I was arguing with the Gun Lovers of America and they've been known to spill a word or two. But I'm just waiting for my libertarian friends to catch their breath. It's hot on my record's trail.

Midnight Update: My libertarian friends are still breathing fire on each other. They're up to 141 now. Meanwhile, Kuznicki has moved on.

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Ralph E. Luker - 2/17/2005

Dr. Howard, I am shocked.


Sharon Howard - 2/17/2005

Men, huh. Always measuring their things and waving them at each other...


Ralph E. Luker - 2/17/2005

Jason, I'll doff my cap to your larger number if it does.


Jason Kuznicki - 2/17/2005

My thread's still going strong. It could easily top 165 by tomorrow afternoon.

Not that I'm exactly proud of it...

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