Reply to ‘Against Libertarian Legalism’ by Frank Van Dun

Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring 2004

30 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011  

Walter E. Block

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: July, 13 2011

Abstract

Frank van Dun, in his article "Against Libertarian Legalism," criticizes prior articles by N. Stephan Kinsella and me. Although his article constitutes, in part, a radical if not blistering attack on my prior article, at least it has the merit of fully understanding that which it criticizes. All too often, negative appraisals of libertarianism address themselves to straw men. Say what you will about Van Dun's article - and I will have many critical things to say about it - it cannot be fairly asserted that he does not comprehend his target. I thank him for writing his critique, in that it offers me this opportunity to respond and thereby to clarify my own views in light of his remarks.

Suggested Citation

Block, Walter E., Reply to ‘Against Libertarian Legalism’ by Frank Van Dun (July, 13 2011). Journal of Libertarian Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1885083

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