It's an open secret I'm a big fan of the Liberty & Power group blog and know some of the individuals involved. Here are some pretty good posts with perspective and background useful for those concerned with the subject:

Steven Horwitz
The Paul Newsletters and the Problem of the Paleos

David T. Beito
Those Newsletters

Aeon J. Skoble
Ron Paul's reply to TNR

Steven Horwitz
TNR Hit Piece on Ron Paul