Before there was a libertarian movement of that name there was, in the United States, the Old Right. These were anti-Progressive, anti-interventionist Republicans and conservative Democrats (remember them?) opposed to the New Deal. They were staunchly individualist. During the war hysteria that came in the 1940s, the the following Cold War hysteria, the Old Right was pretty much swept off the stage of public discourse. But you probably know some of their names: Albert Jay Nock, Senator Robert Taft, Gov. Al Smith, H.L Mencken, and Frank Chodorov (1887-1966).
Frank Chodorov was involved in a variety of magazines, through the 1940s and 1950s, including his own journal, analysis, and the Foundation for Economic Educations’s The Freeman, which he edited.
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