Within the last few years, wrote Roy Childs in 1974, libertarians have seen the initial signs of widespread recognition of the youngest of the libertarian “superstars”: Murray N. Rothbard.
Still in his mid-40s, Rothbard’s writings have begun to see the light of day in the New York Times, Intellectual Digest, and many other prominent publications — left, right, and center. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the Today Show, and his ideas have been debated widely throughout the country. He is stirring up more and more admirers with the publication of his latest book, For A New Liberty. But the most significant things to be said about Rothbard are intellectual. For in Rothbard we have one of the only explicit system builders writing today.
Until Rothbard’s work is carefully studied by every advocate of liberty, the value of his contributions to the libertarian system cannot be fully appreciated and, moreover, the unity and true historical context of libertarianism will not even be fully grasped. FULL ARTICLE