Murray Rothbard on the immediate postwar period:
For a while the postwar ideological climate seemed to be the same as during the war: internationalism, statism, adulation of economic planning and the centralized state, were rampant everywhere. During the first postwar year, 1945â€“46, I entered Columbia Graduate School, where the intellectual atmosphere was, oppressively, just more of the same.
It was in this stifling atmosphere that I first became aware that I was not totally alone; that there was such a thing as a libertarian “movement,” however small and embryonic. FULL ARTICLE