Anthony Gregory on Rand Paul’s historic filibuster
March 21, 2013 5 Comments
Anthony Gregory and I have never met in person, but we used to spend hours at a time with each other in IM, discussing libertarianism from almost every angle. He was often astonished by how little I knew about current events. We developed a shorthand for this preference (or flaw) of mine: “history, not news” — which meant that I was very interested in events once they were no longer current.
When I gave up my very heavy public-radio habit (as I said in my house-husbandry article for LRC, “I’ve discovered an inverse correlation between my economic literacy and my ability to tolerate NPR”), I developed an aversion to the news in general. Around the same time, I discovered an unexpected love of history.
So Anthony did this great video for the Independent Institute about Rand Paul’s heroic filibuster, and I meant to blog it when it was news, but apparently (if unintentionally) I had to wait until it was history: