I didn't mean to imply "that Crane lied about Rockwell writing the letters" as I don't know who wrote them. I know several libertarian "insiders" (I know Wendy McElroy wrote of this on her site) attributed them to Rockwell. That doesn't make it so. Several people here at the DP, including myself, have called upon Lew to own up to writing them IF he did. Others have said Jeffrey Tucker may have had a hand in writing them. I have enormous respect for Tucker, Rockwell and Paul but none of them has, to my knowledge, made an attempt to identify the author(s). Paul states he doesn't know who wrote them so I take him at his word but Rockwell and Tucker have been uncharacteristically quiet on the matter. As Lew Rockwell is such a strong supporter of Ron's presidential run and his entire professional life has been devoted to furthering liberty I just can't imagine he would let Ron take the heat if he (Lew) were the author. You may have read elsewhere that if unnamed ghostwriters are responsible that contractual nondisclosure agreements may exist that preclude all involved from identifying the author(s). But I have read of no one confirming that to be the case. As to Crane, I believe he simply enjoys seeing Lew feel the heat so he thought he'd turn it up a notch.