One of the most bizarre phenomena within the libertarian movement is the occasional hostility toward Murray Rothbard, the very creator of the libertarian movement and one of the most prolific and accomplished scholars of the twentieth century.

In case anyone’s trying to persuade you that Rothbard was overrated, and really not all that impressive, here’s what you need to know.

About the Guests
Lew Rockwell is publisher of, and founder and chairman of the Mises Institute.

Jeff Deist is president of the Mises Institute and former chief of staff to Ron Paul.

Joseph T. Salerno is academic vice president of the Mises Institute, a professor of economics at Pace University, and the John V. Denson II Professor of Economics at Auburn University.