The Revolution Reviewed

The season of Kauffmaniana continues, as Bill takes a look at Ron Paul’s book over at Taki’s Magazine. Here’s a taste:

As for the word “isolationist,” which I’ve always thought had a nice pacific ring to it, Rep. Paul gives taxonomic reversal the old college try. He tags the unilateral bullies of the Bush administration “isolationists” and avers, “I favor the very opposite of isolation: diplomacy, free trade, and freedom of travel.” And ‘tis true that the “isolationist” Paul was the only GOP presidential hopeful to support lifting sanctions against Cuba.

He fires off this nice line: “Mine is an ‘isolationist’ position only to those who believe that the world’s peoples can interact with each other only through their governments, or only through the intermediary of a supranational bureaucracy.”

Update: Dave Weigel offers a Reason-ed review of The Revolution here, while Stacy McCain reviews Bill’s book over at The American Spectator on-line.


2 thoughts on “The Revolution Reviewed

  1. Brent Burk May 15, 2008 / 2:17 am

    I never heard of Bill before his new book came out but now I think I’ll be keeping an eye on all his work. 🙂

  2. Daniel McCarthy May 15, 2008 / 2:50 pm

    I’ve known about him for a while — a 1998 essay he wrote in Chronicles magazine was a major influence on me in my undergrad years — but I still have some catching up to do. I just ordered copies of two of his earlier books, America First! and the novel Every Man a King, this week.

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