An explanation for Ron Paul’s popularity?

Source: Imprimis, February 1975

“Yet I believe that the new anarchism will attract growing attention in circles both intelligent and free from the taint of utopianism. For the degeneration of the modern western State has surely not yet run its course. ‘We shall tax and tax and tax and spend and spend and spend’ [7] and the end of this process is not in sight. Inflation will again and again be declared an enemy, but at the first whiff of corrective recession, it will be embraced as a friend and its rate will accelerate. The State will intervene more and more in the market and the citizen will find that his control over his own life will become less and less. In their bewilderment most citizens will acquiesce in a totalitarian solution, thus fastening the State even more tightly around their necks; but many will be attracted to the belief that the State is indeed as the neo-anarchists describe it, and is indeed incurable.”

[7] Per Harry Hopkins, President Franklin Roosevelt’s confidant and alter ego


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