Comment: You distort his ideas

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You distort his ideas

You've set up a strawman, and you're busy gleefully knocking him down.

Rothbard did not believe in substituting government force against individuals with private force against individuals. He did not believe in any force against individuals.

The ideas about private policing and private sources of 'national' defense (he'd have a problem with the concept of 'national') are much more nuanced than you give him credit for.

Rothbard is not the enemy. He was a great friend of individual liberty, and he pushed his ideas of liberty as far as he could go with them to show how a society could operate without resorting to force against free individuals.