"Thiel is one of the co-founders of PayPal and a major investor in Facebook, and he’s a complete wackaloon and apparently a misogynist besides.  Which is to say, he’s a libertarian.  And his essay really drives home how much libertarians shouldn’t own the word “liberty”, because they are actually modern day feudalists who object to any government functions that don’t involve taxing the middle class to create an army to ransack other nations and take their wealth," - Amanda Marcotte, Pandagon.

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