Author of ‘Libertarian Moment’ Article Responds to David Frum’s Criticism


Robert Draper’s New York Times Magazine piece on the “libertarian moment” last week got accolades from libertarians, followed by pushback from columnists rebutting its central premise. One of those columnists was The Atlantic’s David Frum, back from the brink, who argued that far from a generational sea change against active government, polling actually showed younger voters more accepting of government intervention (a point made by all the columnists), and that the true impact of the libertarian movement was being felt entirely within the Republican Party, much to the party’s detriment.

Draper responded on Twitter Tuesday morning. Did he manage to remind readers that Frum invented the “Axis of Evil” concept? Yeah, he did. You would, too:

No response from Frum yet.

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