Murray Rothbard discusses the critical turning point in Republican politics: 1946-1950.
In the realm of direct politics, it seemed clear that there was only one place for those of us not totally disillusioned with political action: the “extreme right wing” of the Republican Party. It was solidly isolationist and opposed to foreign wars and interventions, and roughly free-market and libertarian in domestic affairs. The most important fact to realize about the Old Right in the postwar era is that it staunchly and steadfastly opposed both American imperialism and interventionism abroad and its corollary in militarism at home.
On the question of the Cold War, there were two surprising voices of sanity apart from Senator Taft: Robert P. Kennedy, Sr., and former president Herbert Hoover. FULL ARTICLE