glyph 581: politics, political philosphy of the collectivist authoritarian right . close kinship with the authoritarian left, sharing roots, origins ... book, Jeffrey Tucker, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ... need to recover the original meaning of the word "liberal"
Jeffrey Tucker's Right-Wing Collectivism: The Other Threat to Liberty, provides a history of the extreme right, and makes clear the authoritarian roots it shares with the extreme left.
The book makes a case for restoration of the original meaning of the word, "liberal," which defined a way of thinking in strong opposition to all forms of governmental command and control that needlessly and harmfully limited the liberty of individuals to fully express their best thoughts and put them into action.
Tucker offers a perspective that clarifies the current spectrum of political views. And more than that: it is an inspiring book, a source of hope that it is not too late to adopt ways of governance that lead to peace and prosperity for all the people of the world.
The author is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)
This book inspired the creation of a vertical political specturm to replace the usual left-right spectrum.
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September 27, 2017; edited/updated October 24, 2017