No, I did not.
Jessica Compton

Exactly what was Moshe Kory advocating? Explaining how the NAP would actually affect the demographic being addressed. His Catholic example is tongue in cheek. Libertarianism is not remotely based on selfishness. Private philanthropy is encouraged by those in the community, and it certainly is not opposed by the philosophy.

Kroy can call it whatever he wants, but his examples are ALL of him taking the NAP and explaining how it would allow the particular demographic to live their life in peace with their fellow man. If that’s the evil libertarian “trick”, then you need to go find some real villains to study.

The second piece begins by explaining that discussing libertarianism with people in the light of American history can be a great way to start because it is a commonly held experience. It goes on to warn that distortions or inaccuracies ARE NOT GOOD. “The drawbacks to grounding the case for freedom in historical inaccuracies should be obvious.” At no point is being dishonest praised in the article. At worst, it’s arguing for honesty in a Machiavellian spirit, but the reality is probably just that the piece is focusing on a particular part of why honesty is the best policy.

It concludes with, “Thus we owe young libertarians the most accurate historical interpretation possible,” a quote you conveniently failed to put in bold.

You have taken an article arguing AGAINST historical distortion and twisted it to somehow mean that libertarians just really want to lie.

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