Another libertarian for state torture

Bryan Caplan, of course, defending the Shah of Iran as a civil libertarian. But it’s OK because he feels good about himself.

Some photos from the paradise of civil liberties (warning: disturbing).


2 thoughts on “Another libertarian for state torture

  1. How on earth is your reading comprehension so bad that you come away from that post thinking Caplan was defending the Shah?

  2. And how would you read a passage like “Strong on civil liberties, weak on economic liberties – it almost seems like American liberals should have liked the Shah.”? To say that a torture regime is “strong on civil liberties” sounds like defense to me. And it fits in with a general pattern of so-called libertarians, particularly the GMU variety, defending torture, see here for example.


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