These edited extracts, from an interview in the February 1973 issue of Reasonmagazine, first ran in the June 1999 issue of The Rothbard-Rockwell Report, published by the Center for Libertarian Studies. The introduction is taken from “Murray N. Rothbard: A Legacy of Liberty,” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. and is reprinted with the permission of the Center for Libertarian Studies. We wish to thank the Ludwig von Mises Institute for allowing us to reprint this interview and for providing the photos for our use.
Murray N. Rothbard (1926-1995) was just one man with a typewriter, but he inspired a world-wide renewal in the scholarship of liberty. During 45 years of research and writing, in 25 books and thousands of articles, he battled every destructive trend in this century socialism, statism, relativism, and scientism – and awakened a passion for freedom in thousands of scholars, journalists, and activists.
Q: Why, in your view, is isolationism an essential tenet of libertarian foreign policy?
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