Libertarians who discredit all those who disagree with them create a vacuum that will be filled by aggressors
It was disconcerting to read Julian Borger’s article “Why are libertarians now teaming up with autocrats to undermine democracy” (In Focus) followed by Catherine Bennett and Carole Cadwalladr’s Comment items, both concerning media bullying.
Most of us will be tempted to form alliances with others who share our objectives and rightwing libertarian activists are no different. On this occasion, that objective seems to be undermining the “big government” of Europe and it is no surprise that autocrats will eagerly assist. However, they probably see this as an intermediate step to creating a vacuum that they intend to fill.