John K. Taber jktaber at onramp.net
Tue Dec 29 15:44:52 PST 1998

> Date: Mon, 28 Dec 1998 18:54:37 -0800 (PST)
> From: "C. Petersen" <ottilie at u.washington.edu>
> Subject: heterodoxy
> my relative has been listening to too much Rush Limbaugh and
> subscribed to
> 'heterodoxy' a newspaper put out by David Horowitz, written
> in about size
> 14 type. I admit I'm a bit prejudiced against this guy

Horowitz, I take it? I read one piece by him in Salon and IMHO he is detestable. Don't even remember what I read.

> The works
> of von Mises,
> Hayek, Aron, Popper, Oakeshott, Sowell, Strauss, Bloom, Kirk,
> Kristol and
> other anti-socialist thinkers are virtually unknown on the
> Left,

Popper? I'm not very knowledgeable but I did read The Open Society, and I just don't see it as anti-socialist.

And which Kristol? Maybe I'm being unkind but I see Irving Kristol more as a right-wing propagandist than a thinker. I don't see him in Popper's class at all.

But I sure would appreciate other people's comments. Maybe I just haven't read enough or didn't understand what I read.

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