The Alleged Libertarian Center

Hot new debate on the Cato Unbound site:

In this month’s lead essay Cato vice president for research Brink Lindsey elaborates his argument in The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America’s Politics and Culture that the culture wars are over and a vaguely libertarian consensus is the result. While recognizing that principled libertarianism doesn’t have a significant constituency, Lindsey argues that the soft libertarian synthesis constrains the Democrats and Republicans as they seek to cobble together working political majorities.

Responses will be forthcoming from Jonah Goldberg, Matt Yglesias, and Julian Sanchez.