Don’t you just love how this game is played. No arguments are offered, hardly the smallest understanding of the topic at hand is even suggested. The whole “intellectual” argument is carried by the random pitching of smear labels, and other refuse from the kitchen garbage can.
This style of “argument” is a rising trend among “intellectuals”, sadly.
And just for the record — countering merely one of Heilbrunn’s unending arguments from “authority” — Irving Kristol confessed late in life that he’d actually never read Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom (despite having attacked the book repeatedly) — which makes it a bit embarrassing that Heilbrunn provides Kristol’s “expertise” on this topic as proof of the whacko character of the ideas Hayek is supposed to have passed on to the “cultist” Ron Paul.