Warning

Perhaps the most ahistorical political ideology is libertarianism. The theory is alluring in its simplicity and idealism: the idea that if government only ensured that every person is left alone, we would be better off for it. That could be true — but not in the world we live in, the world we have been handed by those who came before us. Ours is a world complicated by history, by the brutal inequality of the past.

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