I spoke at the Mises Institute’s annual gathering in Bellevue, Washington, Saturday, September 14.
Indeed, the greatest thinkers (before Hans-Hermann Hoppe)—the Athenian philosophers—distrusted democracy. The Athenian thinkers held that democracy “distrusts ability and has a reverence for numbers over knowledge.” The Founders agreed.
Thinking in opposition to democracy is part of our heritage, yet you won’t hear a critique of democracy in mainstream circles, conservative or liberal.
Many thanks to Jeff Diest for his introduction—and for including me in this well-attended event. Liberty still flickers in Washington State.
The podcast is up. A YouTube is to follow.
UPDATE (9/30/019): YouTube of “How Democracy Made Us Dumb.”