Who Is Sheldon Richman, and Why Does He Hate the Constitution and American Greatness?

In Part 1 of this 2-part interview, I chat with Sheldon Richman about his youthful enthusiasm for the Swamp Fox and his guerilla fighters; the Constitution as a betrayal of the American Revolution and the Articles of Confederation; defying YAF with Karl Hess at the March to the Arch; the positive externalities achievable by sitting next to Dave Barry; using Koch money to fight big business; Robert Bidinotto’s dark anarchist past; the perils of publishing Kevin Carson; going crazy for Thomas Szasz; the identity of Filthy Pierre; how to smoke like Gandalf; an atheist’s favourite Bishop; and which prominent Austrian economist experimented on Sheldon’s newborn infant.

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3 Responses to Who Is Sheldon Richman, and Why Does He Hate the Constitution and American Greatness?

  1. David Friedman October 4, 2020 at 5:05 pm #

    Re Gordon Tullock …

    He appeared to be reading every book published. As far as I can tell, he was bluffing half the time.

    One of my favorite people.

  2. Beste October 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

    These are terrific, Roderick. Thank you!

    Interesting note from David Friedman above. I always wondered how professional academics keep track of what they read. I wish prolific academics, especially philosophers, would describe their reading, writing, and note taking habits beyond “to sit on one’s butt and read/write, duh.” I get that part, but what is the process, the culmination of which is their various works replete with copious bibliographical references and allusions?


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