Comment: Benett

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Benett

I agree with several of your main points: 1) Rothbardian ideas are flawed; 2) Any product of thought should be evaluated and improved if possible.

I see mistake of Rothbard, his followers and Barry(!) as Ayn Rand saw it - detachment from reality into pure abstraction. Rothbard assumed natural individual rights as an axiom. Then non-agression principle became a self-serving cognitive tool that led to anarchism. Bary's critique of Ayn Rand has a similar mistake. Life and not life are not symmetrical options - death is what non-living already is. Freedom should be always tied to REASON. And that explains dependency of the definition of freedom itself. It is not a "limitation", it is "objective" reality.