AH, THE LIBERTARIAN UTOPIA….Brad DeLong and Belle Waring have some pointed comments about libertarian wishfulness and detachment from reality that have the twin virtues of matching my own view of libertarianism and being amusing to read. I suspect that most libertarians would change their tune pronto if they ever had the chance to actually live in a truly libertarian society.

And what would that society be like? Robert Heinlein did a pretty good job of describing it in his quite readable short story Coventry, written in the days before he himself became a libertarian and therefore had a somewhat clearer view of such things. Go read it, especially if you’re a hardcore libertarian.