Thomas E. Woods explaining why he’s a Catholic libertarian:
It’s not always easy these days to tell which of our two major political parties is the Stupid Party and which the Evil Party. But it remains true, as a conservative wag once said, that from time to time the parties collaborate on something that’s both stupid and evil and call it bipartisanship.
It’s hard to go wrong after a start like that, and he doesn’t. He slams Republicans for doing nothing to scale back government, named Dept. of Ed as plan for doing from Washington what is better done at home.
Dem candidates have nothing but plans for “looting the American population.” He doesn’t blame the Dem voter, however:
I can hardly blame someone who believes we owe our standard of living to labor unions and federal regulation: After hearing no other perspective on American history year after year, what else can the poor fellow be expected to think?
Etc. Beware, he’s a paleo, but like others of that stripe, he’s very stimulating writer — and talker: I heard him weeks back at DePaul and he’s a hot, hot lectern-user, let me tell you.
Who he is, in part: first-place winner in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his book The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. I’m reading this: he’s wonderful on working over Catholics’ so-called social justice mantra.
He also has New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History plus The Church Confronts Modernity, and, most recently, 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask.
For a look at a chapter of his How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization see ThomasEWoods.com.