Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ron Paul Statement on the Passing of Leonard Liggio

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Leonard Liggio, one of the founders of the modern libertarian movement.

Leonard’s involvement with the movement for peace and liberty started with his support for Robert Taft in 1952, but it was his participation in Ludwig von Mises’s seminar at New York University that put Leonard on the path to becoming a major figure in the development of the libertarian movement.

While attending the seminar, Leonard and his friends Ralph Raico and George Reisman befriended some other young scholars, including Mises’s top American student Murray Rothbard. These young scholars formed the “Circle Bastiat;” most of the Circle members went on to play crucial roles in building the modern libertarian movement.